Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences Career Development Award. (Fellowships, Grants, & Awards)

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences Career Development Award. (Fellowships, Grants, & Awards)

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The purpose of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences Career Development Award is to support the career development of investigators who wish to focus their research endeavors on cancer prevention, control, and behavioral and population sciences. This mechanism provides support for 3-5 years of specialized didactic study and mentored research for individuals with a health professional or science doctoral degree who are not fully established investigators. Examples of relevant disciplines for this program announcement (PA) include any aspect of human cancer prevention (modifiable risk factors, new animal models and extrapolation of these models to human cancer, genetic predisposition to cancer and detection of precursor lesions, chemo-prevention trials in human Populations, and behavioral research and behavioral intervention trials in cancer prevention), epidemiology (biochemical, genetic, and molecular), biostatistics, human cancer genetics, clinical oncology, human nutrition, behavioral and social sciences, health promotion, health services and health policy, research, and medical decision analysis, survivorship, and quality of life as they relate to cancer.

The award provides support for up to five consecutive 12-month periods. A minimum of 75% effort must be devoted to the program. The remaining 25% can be divided among other clinical and teaching activities and coursework only if these activities are consistent with the program goals. Both the didactic and research phases of the award are expected to develop necessary knowledge and research skills in scientific areas relevant to the career goals of the candidate in cancer prevention, cancer control, and behavioral and Population sciences research. Candidates lacking skills in data management, statistics, epidemiology, study design, clinical trial design, hypothesis development, etc. …

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