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National Cancer Reporting Fellowships

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) teams up with the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) to present the National Cancer Reporting Fellowships.

This fellowship program aims to help reporters, editors and producers increase their understanding of the scientific process and scientific research, improve their ability to interpret and accurately report on complex scientific findings, and provide insight into the work of cancer researchers.

Each year, approximately ten to fifteen journalists, selected by AHCJ from dozens of qualified applicants, spend four days on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where fellows have a chance to hear presentations from NCI researchers and other experts on important topics such as immunotherapy, the Cancer Moonshot, cancer statistics, cancer screening and guidelines, and clinical trials among others and also have an opportunity to tour cancer research laboratories.

For the 2022 cohort, NCI and AHCJ hosted the in person event off site from November 14–16, 2022. 

The 2022 fellowship class included:

  • Ed Cara, health reporter, Gizmodo
  •  Jacquelyn Cobb, reporter, The Cancer Letter
  • Ariel Cohen, health care reporter CQ Roll Call
  • Eric Fitzsimmons, editor, Cancer Today
  • Jordan Gass-Poore, creator, producer, reporter, host, “Hazard NJ”
  • Paul Gordon, environmental journalist, conservationist
  •  Katti Gray, core topic leader/mental health, AHCJ
  • Shi En Kim, life sciences reporter, Chemical & Engineering News
  • Lindsey Leake, projects reporter, TCPalm
  • Barbara Mantel, contributing reporter, CQ Researcher, freelance community correspondent, AHCJ

Learn more about the program and how to apply.

If you have any questions about this fellowship, please contact the NCI Media Relations Branch at

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