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Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

Summer Curriculum


Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course

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This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. Participants will gain a broad-based perspective on concepts, issues, and applications related to this field. For an overview of the most recent course offerings, held July 06 – 29, 2016, please see the 2016 FINAL Principles Course syllabus (PDF 850KB). For more information on the course content, participants, and history of the course, please see this Journal of Cancer Education article Exit Disclaimer.

Molecular Prevention Course

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This one-week course on molecular aspects of cancer prevention follows the Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control course. It provides a strong background about molecular biology and genetics of cancer, and an overview of cutting-edge research and techniques in the fields of molecular epidemiology, biomarkers, multi-omic, and translational research. For an overview of the most recent course offering, held August 01 – 05, 2016, please see the 2016 FINAL Molecular Course syllabus (PDF 865KB).

Lectures for both courses are usually scheduled on Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 2:45 pm (occasionally lecture times will vary).

The faculty for both courses consists of experts from the NIH, NCI, other government agencies, academic institutions, cancer centers, and public and private organizations.


All courses are open to physicians, scientists, other health professionals, fellows and students who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. A background in epidemiology, biostatistics, or cancer biology are helpful but not required. Preference is given to individuals with a doctoral degree, or those with relevant experience in cancer prevention and control.


Registration is now CLOSED.


Domestic Applicants: There is NO funding for domestic applicants. Room, board, and transportation expenses (including parking) are the responsibility of the participant.

International Applicants: The NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) will seek international applicants for the current Summer Curriculum. Individuals currently engaged in public health programs, cancer research and cancer control are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants from the following countries where CGH has targeted bilateral engagements: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay in Latin America; Azerbaijan an d Belarus; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia; India and China in Asia; as well as Egypt, Jordan and Turkey in the Middle East. A limited amount of financial support is available. Applicants must include letters of support from home institutions, academic or ministerial, indicating commitment to research and continued engagement in cancer control activities. To learn more about eligibility requirements and application details, please contact


International applicants will be notified about their funding level by a representative from the Center for Global Health, NCI.


For course content and other general class questions, please contact:
Summer Curriculum Coordinator
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 2W136, MSC 9712
Bethesda, MD 20892-9712
Telephone: (240) 276-5626
Fax: (240) 276-7883

International applicants with questions regarding visas or funding, please contact:
Center for Global Health
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 3W22, MSC 9723
Bethesda, MD 20892-9723
Telephone: +1 (240) 276-5810
Fax: +1 (240) 276-5820

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Summer Curriculum

The application period for the Summer Curriculum is CLOSED and will reopen in November 2016.

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