Registration is currently CLOSED.
If you would like to register for classes in 2017, please return in November 2016.
To be considered for the program, you must meet the eligibility requirements and complete the application, as described below. If you have additional questions about the application process, please contact us.
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. For the most recent course offerings, please see the 2015 Principles Course syllabus (PDF - 1052 KB).
Principles Course dates: July 6 - July 29, 2016.
This one-week course on the molecular aspects of cancer prevention follows the Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control course. It provides a strong background in molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of cutting-edge research and techniques in the fields of molecular epidemiology, biomarkers, multi-omic, and translational research. For the most recent course offerings, please see the 2015 Molecular Course syllabus (PDF - 1175 KB).
Molecular Course dates: August 1 - August 5, 2016.
Lectures for both courses are usually scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (occasionally lecture times will vary).
The faculty for both courses consists of experts from the NIH, NCI, other government agencies, universities, cancer centers, and public and private organizations.
For more information on the impacts of these courses, please see the following articles:
All courses are open to physicians, scientists, other health professionals, fellows and students who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. A background in epidemiology, biostatistics, or cancer biology are helpful but not required. Preference is given to individuals with a doctoral degree or to those with relevant experience in cancer prevention and control.
The deadline for international applicants is March 2, 2016. The deadline for domestic (U.S.) applicants is March 18, 2016.
The application requires that you provide the following documentation:
For international applicants, the application requires that you provide the following additional documentation:
Domestic Applicants: There is NO funding for domestic applicants. Room, board, and transportation expenses (including parking) are the responsibility of the participant.
International Applicants: The NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) seeks international applicants for the 2016 Summer Curriculum. Individuals currently engaged in public health programs, cancer research and cancer control are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants from the following countries where CGH has targeted bilateral engagements: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay in Latin America; Azerbaijan and Belarus; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia; India and China in Asia; as well as Egypt, Jordan and Turkey in the Middle East. A limited amount of financial support is available. Applicants must include letters of support from home institutions, academic or ministerial, indicating commitment to research and continued engagement in cancer control activities.
Participants from Ireland and Northern Ireland applying through the Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium: Please visit the All-Ireland Cancer Consortium page 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 about their funding level by a representative from the Center for Global Health, NCI.
For course content and other general class questions, please contact:
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
National Cancer Institute, NIH
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 2W-136 MSC 9712
Bethesda, MD 20892-9712
International applicants with questions regarding visas or funding, please contact:
Center for Global Health
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 3W558, MSC 9723
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (+1) 240-276-5810
Fax: (+1) 240-276-5809
If you are a person with a disability and require any assistive device, services, or other reasonable accommodation to participate in these activities, please contact the CPFP Office at 240-276-5626 at least one week in advance of the lecture date to discuss your needs.