Summer School

Training Courses – Summer School

Introduction to Cancer Epidemiology
Next edition will be June-July 2021

The course will focus on the practical application of epidemiological principles and methods to various cancer control activities, ranging from the search for the causes of cancer to the implementation and evaluation of control programmes.

  • Introduction to biostatistics
  • Measures of occurrence and association
  • Descriptive epidemiological studies in cancer surveillance and research
  • Standardization
  • Cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies
  • Bias and confounding
  • Effect modification
  • Current topics in cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer prevention
At the end of this module, and depending on their profile and needs, participants will be able to:
  • Critically read epidemiological papers (e.g. research papers, governmental documents) and apply the results to their work;
  • Design epidemiological studies;
  • Design and perform epidemiological studies in collaboration with IARC.

APPLY HERE – Call for application will be launch in November 2020

 International Agency for Research on Cancer
 150 cours Albert Thomas
 F-69008 Lyon
 Tel: +33 4 72 73 80 72
 Fax: +33 4 72 73 80 80