The following is the Privacy Act Notification Statement for the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP), National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS
Cancer prevention and control is defined as the reduction of cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through an orderly sequence from research on interventions and their impact in defined populations to the broad systematic application of the research results. The National Cancer Institute's aim is to reduce the rate of cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality in the whole population. Achievement of a reduction in cancer mortality rates mandates that scientists and health workers from relevant disciplines and fields be appropriately trained in cancer prevention and control research and applications. The Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) has been developed to provide scientists and other health professionals with advanced training and practical research experiences in cancer prevention and control.
This training program is authorized by Section 413(b)(3) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 285a-2(b)(3) as modified by the Health Research Extension Act of 1985 pertaining to the NCI, which states that the Director of the Institute shall" ...support appropriate programs of education and training (including continuing education and laboratory and clinical research training)," and Section 412(2), 42 U.S.C. 285a-1(2) which specifically requires that programs be established for "...the demonstration of and the education of students of the health professions and health professionals in..." areas related to cancer prevention and control.
Development of this training program is mandated by an insufficient number of physicians and scientists who are specifically trained for and prepared to devote their efforts to cancer prevention and control research and practice. While some states, cancer centers, and academic institutions are allocating funds for cancer programs, trained personnel to conduct these initiatives are sorely lacking. Increased technological breakthroughs in epidemiological, basic, and clinical research demand that experienced personnel be in place to build on this explosion of basic knowledge and to research its applicability to cancer prevention and control to reduce disease rates in human populations. At present, academic institutions do not offer specific and/or in-depth training of more that short-term duration in cancer prevention and control and only sporadic workshops and symposia have been developed. The Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is designed to address this need and expects to train highly qualified physicians and other doctoral level scientists and to promote their introduction to the field of cancer prevention and control.
The primary use of this information collection is to evaluate an applicant's qualifications for postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, to process the application, and to identify and facilitate travel arrangements for applicants who are selected for in-person interviews.
In rare circumstances, information may be used to respond to congressional inquiries regarding constituents who have applied to the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program.
Information may be used to respond to hospitals and other healthcare organizations seeking verification of training for physicians and other scientists who enroll in the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program.
Some requested information will be used for internal program evaluation -- to improve the program and the application process -- and will not be used in the evaluation of the applicant. Information that will not be used in applicant evaluation is indicated in the online application.
Application for this program is voluntary; however, for us to process your application, you must complete the required fields.