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.


Education and Training Programme News

Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) - Newsletter - 27/02/2014

The January-March 2014 issue of the ECSA Newsletter is now available

IARC welcomes visitors from Inje University, Republic of Korea - 25/02/2014

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to welcome 21 students and faculty from the Global Health Research Center of Inje University, Republic of Korea.
The students will meet with Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC, and Dr Eduardo Seleiro, who will provide an overview of the Agency′s research activities and present the latest cancer trends.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the Republic of Korea, which has been an IARC Participating State since 2006. Seven postdoctoral researchers from the country have been trained at the Agency so far.
The Agency also has a number of partnerships with the Republic of Korea and is currently setting up a large study on gastric cancer prevention integrated into the national gastric cancer screening programme.
In early March, Dr Wild will visit the Republic of Korea to attend the 5th meeting of the Asian National Cancer Centres Alliance (ANCCA).
More information about the meeting

Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2013 - 10/02/2014

The recipients of the 2013 highly competitive Senior Visiting Scientist Award, currently at IARC, are:
Professor Leticia M. Fernandez Garrote from the National School of Public Health, Havana, Cuba,
Professor John D. Groopman from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA,
Professor Groesbeck P. Parham from the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme, Lusaka, Zambia (an affiliate of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA), and
Professor Christopher J. Portier Senior Collaborating Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, USA.
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