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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, please see the 2015 Principles Course syllabus (PDF 1.2MB). For more information on the course content, participants, and history of the course, please see this Journal of Cancer Education article Exit Disclaimer.

Principles Course dates: July 06 – 29, 2016

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 offerings, please see the 2015 Molecular Course syllabus (PDF 1.14MB).

Molecular Course dates: August 01 – 05, 2016

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 OPEN to all applicants and is required due to space limitations. The deadline for international applicants is March 02, 2016. The deadline for domestic (U.S.) applicants is March 18, 2016.

To register, you must complete an application. The application requires that you provide the following documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of nomination from the director of your institute or department on official letterhead

For international applicants, the application requires that you provide the following additional documentation:

  • Essay: "How do you plan to use the knowledge gained from the Curriculum when you return to your home country?" Limit your response to 300 words and include the essay in your CV.
  • Copy of most advanced degree in original language with English translation, if necessary
  • Letter stating your proficiency in written and spoken English

There is no cost to register or attend either course.


Domestic Applicants: There is NO funding for domestic applicants. Domestic applicants are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or one of its territories. Room, board, and transportation expenses (including parking) are the responsibility of the participant.

International Applicants: For the 2016 Summer Curriculum, the NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) has a limited amount of funding available for individuals from the Southeast Asia Region only. Individuals from the following Southeast Asia countries will be considered for CGH financial support: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Individuals from the Southeast Asia Region interested in financial support should contact the CGH before February 15, 2015.

Selection preference and limited funding support will be considered applicants from the following countries where CGH has targeted bilateral engagements: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay in Latin America; Azerbaijan and 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.

Individuals from low and middle income countries (LMICS) outside of the Southeast Asia region will not be considered for CGH financial support, but are encouraged to apply to the courses.


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:
Program 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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