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Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

Principles and Practices of Cancer Prevention and Control Course

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. The course typically covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Cancer Problem
  • Generating and Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence
  • Cancer Surveillance
  • Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control of Site-Specific Tumors
  • Global Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Risk Modeling
  • Chemoprevention
  • Lifestyle and Cancer Prevention
  • Environmental and Occupational Exposures
  • Cancer Screening
  • Health Disparities and Cancer Prevention in Special Populations
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Health Education, Literacy, and Communication
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2016 Principles and Practices of Cancer Prevention and
Control Course Attendees
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Cover of the 2015 Prinicples Course syllabus2016 FINAL Prinicples Course syllabus
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For an overview of the most recent course offerings, held July 06 – 29, 2016, please see the 2016 FINAL Principles Course syllabus (PDF 850KB).



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Summer Curriculum

Registration to the CPFP Summer Curriculum is currently CLOSED.

If you would like to register for classes in 2018, please return in November 2017.

There is NO COST to register or attend either course.

2016 Annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture

Polyvalent Vaccines Targeting Oncogenic Driver Pathways

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Mary L. (Nora) Disis, MD
Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

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