Why The Fund Was Formed

The Stephen Tuttle Fund for Oncology Research & Education was set up to fund educational and research opportunities for the next generation of scientists, with the hope of getting closer each year to the cure.  One of the areas we will be supporting with the fund will be the SUPERS Program.


What is SUPERS?

SUPERS@PENN is an international 10 week summer research program hosted by the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The primary goal is to provide an individualized science-based learning curriculum. Students are paired with faculty mentors from the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, or who are members of the Radiobiology and Imaging Program of the Abrahamson Cancer Center.


Undergrad students entering SUPERS come from universities all over the world, and are majoring in Physics, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biology, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, etc. Students who have completed the program have excelled in advancing their educational goals.


have completed PhD degree


have completed M.D. or D.O. degree


have both M.D./PhD degree


have completed other science degrees (ME, MMP, MPH, PA)


have completed other degrees

SUPERS in action

SUPERS changed my life in so many levels: expectations, goals and real professional achievements. But Steve…Steve was the one that helped me to do it all! He was my guru in science and career development!

Bruna Bittencourt

PhD Fellow USF, Moffitt Cancer Center; SUPERS Alum 2016, 2017