Group photo of the 2019 Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course Participants2019 Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention
and Control Course Participants

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

Registered participants of the Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course will be expected to submit a two-page NCI Summer Curriculum Project Concept Paper (PDF, 161 KB) prior to attending. Further details will be provided in the spring.

For an overview of the most recent course offerings, held July 8 – August 2, 2019, please see the

2019 Prinicples Syllabus (PDF, 582.38 KB)