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Who We Are

The Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is a multidisciplinary postdoctoral program that trains future leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control. Watch the CPFP Video that highlights unique features of the CPFP through testimonials from current fellows and alumni, remarks from the director, and reflections from the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI. 

Our Fellowship Program

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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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

If you would like to become a fellow in June 2018, the next application period is between May 1, 2017 and August 25, 2017.

Director's Message

Director's Message

"Preventing cancer is one of the most important scientific and public health goals of the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, the Nation needs leaders: scientists and health professionals trained in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control."

Read the Director's full message

Deadline Alerts

Deadline Alerts

Fellowship Program

The fellowship application system will open on May 1, 2017.

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

Our Catalog


Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program 2018 Application Catalog cover

Information about the fellowship program including eligibility requirements, application procedures, and additional aspects of the program can be found in this Catalog.

Download the catalog (PDF - 3.1 MB)

Our Summer Curriculum

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

Upcoming Colloquia

To be announced

Ellen V. Sigal, PhD
Friends of Cancer Research

WHEN: Tuesday May 16, 2017

WHERE: Room Number TBD - NCI Shady Grove 9609 Medical Center Drive Rockville MD 20850

Learn more about our next Colloquia Lecture


Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Sudhir Srivastava, PhD, MPH, MS

2016 Awardee

Cancer Prevention Fellow Class of 1993

We are pleased to report that Sudhir Srivastava has been selected to receive the 2016 CPFP Distinguished Alumni Award. He currently serves as the Chief of the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group in the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention, a position he has held since 2000.

Dr. Srivastava's efforts focus on the molecular biology of malignancies, early malignancies, risk assessment,… read more