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2008 Application Catalog

Program Description


The overarching goal of the CPFP is to provide a strong foundation for clinicians and scientists to train in the field of cancer prevention and control. As part of the program, we offer training toward an M.P.H. degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. In addition to the outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, and social and behavioral sciences that have been the hallmarks of the CPFP since its inception in 1987, specialty training is offered in clinical cancer prevention research and in the ethics of prevention and public health. Further, a new initiative with the NCI and FDA provides opportunities for prevention research in drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Other educational opportunities are provided throughout the fellowship to complement the research training, including the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, the Molecular Prevention Laboratory, the weekly NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Colloquia Series, and the weekly Fellows’ Research Meeting, as well as leadership and professional development training and a variety of training opportunities outside the NCI. These aspects of the program, as well as eligibility requirements, application procedures, selected bibliography of current and former fellows’ recent publications, and a glimpse at life in the Washington, D.C. area are described in this catalog. Additional information about the CPFP can be found on our website at

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