Applications for NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention Programme

Background:

The Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium aims to provide world-class cancer care to people on the island of Ireland and, to this end, participates in a range of educational programmes. As part of the 2014 Consortium activities, the Health Research Board, in association with the National Cancer Institute in the US and the HSC R&D Office in Northern Ireland, invites applications for the prestigious NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention programme.

Available Courses:

·         Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control is a four-week course of specialised instruction on concepts, issues and applications in the field of cancer prevention. Participants will gain a broad perspective on these subjects, in terms of resources, data, methods and theories.

·         Molecular Prevention is a one-week course on molecular aspects of cancer prevention. Participants will be given a firm grounding in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer, and an overview of basic laboratory approaches in the fields of molecular epidemiology, bio-nutrition, chemo-prevention, biomarkers and translational research.

Eligible Applicants:

Applications are invited from health-related researchers and practitioners working in the Republic of Ireland who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. A doctoral degree or relevant experience in cancer prevention and control is an advantage. Applicants can apply for one or both of these courses.

Course Dates and Location:

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control will run from 7 July to 1 August 2014. Molecular Prevention will run from 4 to 8 August 2014. Both courses take place at the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, US.

Cost:

The National Cancer Institute provides these courses free of charge for participants from Ireland. Successful applicants will have a return economy flight to the US and accommodation costs paid by the Health Research Board.

Application:

Application Information available on Health Research Board Website    All forms must arrive no later than 1pm on Friday, 17 January 2014.

More information is available on the NCI website