International courses

Specialized courses are organized by IARC scientific groups, sometimes with the support of the Education and Training group and often co-organized with external partners and held at diverse locations throughout the world.

For example, courses on cancer registration have been organized as part of the framework of the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (GICR). This regional training supports the establishment of regional hubs that will provide technical support for cancer registries, and the establishment of regional training programmes. More on GICR courses

In addition, courses organized by the IARC Screening Group have led to the establishment of collaborative cervical cancer prevention training schools in India, Angola, Guinea, Tanzania, Brazil, and Peru that play an active role in training in their respective regions. More on Screening activities


Collaboration with partners

International courses are also organized in collaboration with partners. One example is the CICAMS-IARC joint Training Programme (2017-2019) “China-ASEAN Cancer prevention and control”

Inspired by the IARC Summer School module “Implementing Cancer Prevention and Early Detection”, the IARC Screening Group and the Education and Training Group in collaboration with the Chinese National Cancer Center/Cancer Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) and the support of the Cancer Foundation of China,  have developed a joint training programme: “CICAMS-IARC China-ASEAN Cancer prevention and control”. The goal of this programme is to contribute to the reduction of the burden of cancer by increasing health professionals` knowledge and capacity for cancer prevention, as well as fostering the development of evidence-based national cancer control plans to decrease cancer incidence and mortality in China and the ASEAN countries. More on CICAMS-IARC Joint training Programme.


Currently Open call

International Agency for Research on Cancer – Korean National Cancer Center Joint Summer School on
“CANCER REGISTRATION: Principles and Methods” – 13-17 July 2020
– Goyang, Republic of Korea

Deadline for application is 16 March 2020 – Read more