Almost all CRCT group leaders as well as team members who are Professors, Associate Professors or INSERM/CNRS scientists are involved every year in teaching Master students (M2R Cancerology and M2R Physiopathology) at the University Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier.
The M2R Cancerology (20 students) includes topics such as: oncogenes and tumor suppressors, DNA instability and cancer, the anticancer immune response, cell death, tumor angiogenesis, microenvironment, metastasis, gene therapy, evolution of therapeutics, etc. Since this M2R mix students from Faculty of Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacy, an upgrading session (Molecular and Cellular biology and/or Clinical approaches) is proposed prior to the beginning of courses. The involvement of CRCT members in these 4 months courses is very important and includes plenary lectures (≥ 120 hours/year) as well as tutorials and boards of evaluation. A 5-month experimental training is required and the CRCT teams are also greatly involved in this part of the formation (≥12 students per year). The M2R Cancerology will be directed by Pr. H. Prats (Team 5) for the next habilitation. It will evolve through a greater participation of the socio-economical world and by incorporation of a section foreseen in the Labex TOUCAN program that should prepare an international Master program dedicated to translational approaches in cancer research and care with interdisciplinary concepts for system biology, nano-medicine, biophysics, drug-design intelligence etc... (Labex TOUCAN Education program supervised by Pr. C. Cazaux). To this end, more and more courses of the existing M2R Cancerology will be held in English.
Master students are prepared to the competitive exam for doctoral contracts from the French Ministry of Education by voluntary CRCT scientists.