Preventing cancer is one of the most important scientific and public health aims for the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, the Nation needs leaders: scientists and health professionals trained in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control.
Research opportunities for Cancer Prevention Fellows reflect the broad origins and applications of many biomedical sciences relevant to public health and clinical medicine. The program offers opportunities for basic science laboratory studies, epidemiologic studies, intervention trials, health services research, and studies of the biological and social aspects of health behavior. Further, an initiative of the NCI and the FDA allows fellows to apply research in drugs, biologics, medical devices, and other areas to the field of cancer prevention.