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NCI Center for Global Health

Cancer Prevention & Control

The Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) partners with the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program to offer short-term cancer prevention training to international scientist and healthcare professionals from low and middle income countries and Northern Ireland.

Two courses are offered: a four-week course on the Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course, and a one-week course on Molecular Prevention. These courses take place in Rockville, Maryland. The faculty for these courses consists of approximately 85 experts from NCI, NIH, and academic institutions. Over the past 15 years, the courses have drawn around 400 international participants from low and middle income countries in South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

NCI has also partnered with the International Atomic Energy Agency's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) to build cancer control capacity in resource-limited countries. NCI offers scientists and health care professionals from PACT target countries the opportunity to participate in NCI's summer curriculum program by awarding scholarships for professionals from the eight PACT Model Demonstration Sites (PMDS) - Albania, Ghana, Mongolia Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Yemen. The NCI Center for Global Health serves as the NCI liaison with PACT.

NCI has also partnered with Ireland and Northern Ireland to provide this short-term cancer prevention training to healthcare professionals from the island of Ireland. More information about the Ireland and Northern Ireland partnership is here: http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/globalhealth/europe