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National Cancer Institute Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
20 November 2009
Closing Date:
12 February 2010

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 2010 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, now invites applications for the prestigious NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention programme.

WHAT courses are available on the summer curriculum?

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.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

WHO can apply for a place?

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.

HOW many places are available?

Up to 15 places on each course have been made available for Irish participants by the National Cancer Institute.

WHEN and WHERE will the courses take place?

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control will run from 12 July to 6 August 2010. Molecular Prevention will run from 9 to 13 August 2010. Both courses take place at the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, US.

HOW much will the courses cost?

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

WHERE can you get more information about the courses?

Information is available on the NCI website:

WHAT is the deadline for all applications?

Friday 12 February 2010 at 5 pm.

How to apply

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

1. An application form filled in by the applicant and submitted electronically

2. A short Curriculum Vitae submitted electronically

3. A signed letter of support from your employer sent by post  

The application form can be downloaded as a Word document (see below for document).It must be filled in and returned electronically to the contact person below at the HRB by Friday 12 February 2010.

A short Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two pages) should accompany your application form. A form for your employer to sign can be downloaded as a Word Document (see below for document) and must be completed and signed by your employer. The form can be sent to the HRB by post or fax and must arrive no later than Friday 12 February 2010.

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