Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellows meeting at NCI Shady Grove.

Outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences, and in clinical cancer prevention, have been the hallmarks of the CPFP since its inception.

DescriptionEligibility | Application Guidelines

The application period for the 2020 Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is now OPEN.

Program Spotlight: Dr. Shirley Bluethmann

 Diana Fox, left, senior director of hospital systems with the northeast region, and Nikki Johnston, health systems manager with the American Cancer Society (ACS), present researcher Shirley Bluethmann of Penn State Cancer Institute with a certificate representing ACS funding she received to study exercise and medication adherence in older breast cancer survivors.

CPFP alumna Dr. Shirley Bluethmann received a Mentored Research Scholar Grant for Applied and Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society (MRSG-18-136-01-CPPB) for her project "Using Exercise to Improve Arthralgia and AI Adherence in Older Cancer Survivors: (the REJOIN Trial)." The $728,000 career development award will support Dr. Bluethmann as she pursues training in cancer and aging. Learn more about this Program Spotlight.

Image Credit: Penn State College of Medicine

Summer Curriculum

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course

This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. Learn more about the Principles Course.

Molecular Prevention Course

This one week course introduces timely topics in cancer biology and molecular epidemiology with relevance to cancer prevention. Learn more about the Molecular Course.

The Summer Curriculum application period is now CLOSED. It will re-open in November 2019.

Deadline Alerts

Fellowship Program

Application opened: May 1, 2019 12:00AM EDT
Application deadline: August 19, 2019 11:59PM EDT
Supporting documentation deadline: August 26, 2019 11:59PM EDT
Appointment starts: June 2020

Summer Curriculum

The Summer Curriculum application period is now CLOSED. It will re-open in November 2019.