Registration is now OPEN to all applicants.
The deadline for international applicants is February 15, 2013.
The deadline for domestic (U.S.) applicants is March 15, 2013.
This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the
principles and practice of cancer prevention and control.
It focuses on concepts, methods, issues, and applications related to this field.
Participants will gain a broad-based perspective in terms of available resources, scientific data,
and quantitative and qualitative methods. For an overview of course offerings, please see the final 2012 Principles Course syllabus.
For more information on the course content, participants, and history of the course,
please see the Journal of Cancer Education article
Principles Course dates are: July 8 - August 2, 2013.
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
in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of basic laboratory
approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology,
chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research. For an overview of course offerings, please see the final 2012 Molecular Course syllabus.
Molecular Course dates are: August 5 - August 9, 2013.
Lectures for both courses are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
The faculty for both courses consists of approximately 85 experts from the NIH, NCI, other government agencies, academia, cancer centers, and public and private organizations.
All courses are open to physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. Recommended prerequisites are epidemiology, biostatistics, and cancer biology. Preference is given to individuals with a doctoral degree.
Registration is now OPEN to all applicants and is required due to space limitations. The deadline for international applicants is February 15, 2013. The deadline for domestic (U.S.) applicants is March 15, 2013.
To register, you must complete an application. The application requires that you provide the following documentation:
For international applicants, the application requires that you provide the following additional documentation:
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: Limited funding for living expenses may be available from NCI's Center for Global Health for applicants from low, middle, and upper-middle income countries.
Participants from Ireland and Northern Ireland applying through the Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium : Please visit the All-Ireland NCI Cancer Consortium for information regarding funding.
Registrants will be notified of their status via e-mail after all materials have been received and reviewed. International applicants will be notified on their funding level by the Director, Center for Global Health, NCI.
For course content and other general class questions, please contact:
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
National Cancer Institute
6120 Executive Blvd., Suite 150E
Bethesda, MD 20892-7105
Telephone: (301) 496-8640
Fax: (301) 480-2669
International applicants with questions regarding visas or funding, please contact:
Center for Global Health
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd., Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20892-7301
Telephone: +1 (301) 496-5534
Fax: +1 (301) 496-3954