The Program

The Strategic Training in Transdisciplinary Radiation Science for the 21st Century (STARS21) training program is built on the foundation and legacy of the former Excellence in Radiation Research for the 21 Century Program (EIRR21). The Terry Fox Foundation, with matching support from the Princess Margaret Radiation Medicine Program and Princess Margaret Research, are funding a strategic training program for the next generation of trans-disciplinary health investigators. Our program has been designed to provide clinicians, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with the skills essential to conducting innovative research in radiation medicine and with the leadership, management, collaboration and communication proficiencies necessary to define them as the future leaders of Canada's scientific community. 

The Radiation Medicine Research Training Program offers unique opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (post-PhD, or post-MD) in the areas related to:

  • Biology
  • Genomics
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Imaging
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical  outcome research

STARS21 is supported by a diverse international multidisciplinary group encompassing physicians, molecular radiation biologists, radiation physicists and bio-informaticians and radiation therapists and is funded by agencies and corporate sponsors.

Our Vision

To recruit and train innovative Radiation Medicine Researchers who will form the next generation of investigators in developing and implementing an integrated perspective that encompasses novel diagnostic, therapeutic, and evaluative approaches to Radiation Therapy in Canada.

Training Centres

Trainees funded by the sponsoring institutions (PMR and RMP) are eligible to participate in STARS21. The program will run out of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.


All inquiries can be directed to STARS21@uhn.ca.





PM Cancer Centre