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NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course. This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. It focuses on concepts, methods, issues, and applications related to this field. Participants will gain a broad-based perspective in terms of available resources, scientific data, and quantitative and qualitative methods. The course is divided into the following modules:

  • Introduction to the Cancer Problem
  • Cancer Prevention: An International Perspective
  • Application of Cancer Prevention Methods
  • Diet and Cancer Prevention
  • Behavioral Science and Community Interventions
  • Ethics, Law, and Policy in Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control of Site-Specific Tumors
  • Annual Advances in Cancer Prevention
  • Health Disparities and Cancer Prevention in Diverse Populations
  • Occupational Cancer
  • Disseminating Scientific Knowledge

2008 Annual Advances Keynote Speaker and Scientific Staff Photo
2008 Annual Advances Keynote Speaker and CPFP Scientific Staff
Row 1: Jackie Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Patricia Ganz, M.D., Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Row 2: Jonathan Wiest, Ph.D., David E. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H.

Molecular Prevention Course. This one-week course on molecular aspects of cancer prevention follows the Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control course. It provides a strong background in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research. The following topics will be presented:

  • An Overview of Carcinogenesis
  • Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes, and Other Cancer-Related Genes
  • Animal Models for Cancer Prevention Studies
  • Methylation as a Target for Chemoprevention
  • Xenobiotic Metabolism and Cancer Susceptibility
  • Hormonal Carcinogenesis
  • The Immune System as a Target for Vaccine and Prevention Approaches
  • Cancer from a Biosystem Perspective
  • The Role of Inflammation in Cancer
  • New Approaches to Imaging Cancer Processes
  • Application of Genomics and Proteomics to Cancer Prevention Research
  • Microarray Approaches in Cancer Prevention
  • Molecular Epidemiology: The Integration of Molecular Markers into Population Studies

Annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture. A special keynote lecture became part of the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention in 2000. The lecture is held the last week of July at Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. The keynote speaker, date, and time will be announced on our website.

Olufunmilayo F. Olopade M.D., F.A.C.P.In 2009 Olufunmilayo F. Olopade M.D., F.A.C.P.,Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics and Director of the Cancer Risk Clinic Department of Medicine BSD Section of Hematology/Oncology University of Chicago presented "Clinical Cancer Genetics and Prevention"

Andrea De Censi, M.D.In 2010 Andrea De Censi, M.D., Director of the Division of Medical Oncology, E.O. Ospedali Galliera Genova, Italy presented "Cancer Prevention Therapy: Accomplishments and Challenges"


Patricia Ganz, M.D.In 2008, Patricia Ganz, M.D., Professor of Health Services in the School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Vice Chair of the Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA, presented, "Cancer Survivors: Charting an Agenda for Research, Treatment, and Quality of Care."

Barnett S. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H.In 2007, Barnett S. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director for Disease Prevention and Director of the Office of Medical Applications of Research in the Office of Disease Prevention, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, presented "Cancer Prevention: Distinguishing Strength of Evidence from Strength of Opinion."


Frank L. Meyskens, Jr., M.D.In 2006, Frank L. Meyskens, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry; Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Senior Associate Dean of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, presented "The Promises and Perils of Clinical Chemoprevention: 1980–2030."

John Potter, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.In 2005, John Potter, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Division Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, presented "What We Know and Don't Know About Colorectal Neoplasia."


Waun Ki Hong, M.D.In 2004, Waun Ki Hong, M.D., American Cancer Society Professor; Samsung Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, presented "Convergence of Molecular Targets for Cancer Prevention and Therapy."

Elio Riboli, M.D., Sc.M., M.P.H.In 2003, Elio Riboli, M.D., Sc.M., M.P.H., Chief, Unit of Nutrition and Cancer at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, presented "Cancer Prevention: A European Perspective."

Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.In 2002, Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., AFLAC, Inc., Chair in Cancer Research; Professor, Preventive Medicine; and Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, presented "Cancer Prevention: Opportunities for Action."

Frederick P. Li, M.D.In 2001, Frederick P. Li, M.D., Chief, Cancer Control Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Control, Adult Oncology Department at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA, presented "The Identification and Care of Those at Highest Risk of Cancer."

Bernard Levin, M.D.In 2000, Bernard Levin, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, presented "Cancer Prevention: What is the Future?"


The Faculty. NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention faculty consists of approximately 85 leading scientists at NCI, NIH, other government agencies, academia, cancer centers, and public and private organizations throughout the United States. The courses are designed to provide an interactive training experience to allow participants to develop a thorough knowledge of the activities in cancer prevention and control. Please see the course syllabus for details about our most recent course.Eligibility. Both courses are open to physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. Acceptance into the CPFP is not necessary for participation in either course. Individuals from cancer centers, universities, health departments, industry, U.S. Federal Government, and from across the United States and around the world have previously attended.

Recommended prerequisite courses are epidemiology, biostatistics, and cancer biology. Preference is given to individuals with a doctoral degree and/or relevant experience in cancer prevention and control. There is no cost to register or to participate in either course. Room, board, and transportation expenses are the responsibility of the participant. The NCI Office of International Affairs (OIA) has a limited amount of funding available for individuals from developing countries. International participants interested in financial support should contact the OIA by February 15.

Eligibility. Both courses are open to physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. Acceptance into the CPFP is not necessary for participation in either course. Individuals from cancer centers, universities, health departments, industry, U.S. Federal Government, and from across the United States and around the world have previously attended.

Recommended prerequisite courses are epidemiology, biostatistics, and cancer biology. Preference is given to individuals with a doctoral degree and/or relevant experience in cancer prevention and control. There is no cost to register or to participate in either course. Room, board, and transportation expenses are the responsibility of the participant. The NCI Office of International Affairs (OIA) has a limited amount of funding available for individuals from developing countries. International participants interested in financial support should contact the OIA by February 15.

Molecular Prevention Course Participants 2008
2008 Molecular Prevention Course Participants

Dates/Times/Location. The Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control course is four weeks long and usually offered from July through early August. The Molecular Prevention course is a one week course usually offered in early August.

Both courses are held in Rockville, Maryland. Lectures are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (occasionally lecture times will vary).

Registration and Funding information can be found on the Summer Curriculum home page.

Contact Information:

Program Coordinator
NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention
6120 Executive Boulevard (EPS)
Suite 150E, MSC 7105
Bethesda, MD 20892-7105
Telephone (301) 496-8640
Fax (301) 480-2669
E-mail cpfpcoordinator@mail.nih.gov

International applicants with questions regarding visas or funding, please contact:
Office of International Affairs
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd., Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20892-7301
Telephone: +1 (301) 496-5534
Fax: +1 (301) 496-3954
E-mail: ncioia@mail.nih.gov
http://oia.cancer.gov

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 (301) 496-8640 at least one week in advance of the lecture date to discuss your needs.

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