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NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention 2014
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
27 November 2013
Closing Date:
17 January 2014

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.


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.


More information is available on the NCI website:


Applicants may apply for one or both courses. An eligible application consists of two items:

  1. An application form filled in by the applicant and submitted electronically (see document for download below).
  2. A signed letter of support from the applicant?s employer sent by post or scanned and submitted electronically (also in the document for download below).

All forms must arrive no later than 1pm on Friday, 17 January 2014. 

Please submit applications by post or email to:

Angelena Rea  
NCI Summer Curriculum
Population Health Sciences and Health Services Research
Health Research Board
73 Lower Baggot Street
Dublin 2

t: +353 1 2345 104 
e:  ARea(at) 

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