Education and Training Programme News

IARC BelMed Training (19-28 April 2017) in London, Loughborough and Nottingham, UK - 19/04/2017

This site visit to a recognized breast cancer screening center, namely Public Health England (PHE) is organized for relevant personnel of the Belarus national cancer screening management team.
It will introduce the PHE screening practices and give an overview of all phases of the preparation and implementation of a breast cancer screening programme.
This event is part of a joint programme funded by the European Union on prevention of non-communicable diseases, promotion of healthy lifestyle and support to modernization of the health system in Belarus (BelMed).
It is a coordinated project between different UN organizations (UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UFPA and IARC), in which IARC participates in the implementation of a national breast cancer screening program in Belarus.

More information can be found here.

Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) - Newsletter

The latest issue of the ECSA Newsletter (Jan-Feb 2017) is now available
- 06/04/2017


Next call: November 2017

Call for the IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award is now CLOSED - 15/12/2016

Next call: September 2017

Call for IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships is now CLOSED - 01/12/2016

Next call: September 2017

Senior Visiting Scientist Awardee 2016 - 26/09/2016

The recipient of the Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2016 is Professor Pär Stattin from the Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Department of Urology and Andrology, Umeå University, Sweden.

About the IARC Education and Training Programme

Since its inception in 1965, the IARC Education and Training Programme has had two main goals:

  • to provide training for new generations of cancer researchers and health professionals who wish to pursue a career in cancer research in order to tackle the rising global cancer burden
  • to develop individual and institutional capacity for cancer surveillance, detection, and prevention at the local level.

These missions are fulfilled through the provision of Fellowships, the organization of courses, and the provision of learning and training resources.

Fellowships are offered to both early career and senior scientists.
Although applications from all countries are welcome, those from low- and medium-resource countries, or applications involving projects related to low- and medium-resource countries, are encouraged.

In addition to the Summer School that takes place every year in Lyon, France, IARC also runs training courses worldwide (see Facts and Figures).

IARC's education and training activities are conducted in collaboration with several partners.