Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program

Group_with_FacultyThe most powerful weapons in the battle against cancer are those of prevention and control. Many different disciplines comprise the research, teaching, and service efforts in this area, and a significant need exists to equip and enable persons in these disciplines to focus their efforts on cancer. The purpose of the UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (CPCTP) is to train interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control researchers. This is done by an interdisciplinary team that recruits, supports, and mentors pre- and postdoctoral trainees in academic programs in the Schools of Public Health and Nursing, and the Department of Nutrition Sciences. CPCTP trainees undertake a specialized curriculum that is tailored to their interdisciplinary and research interests, and conduct research related to cancer prevention and control. The Program has enabled the University to attract highly qualified trainees from around the nation.

Objective
The purpose of the CPCTP is to train interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control researchers. This is done by an interdisciplinary team that recruits, supports, and mentors pre- and postdoctoral trainees in academic programs associated with the Comprehensive Cancer Center. CPCTP trainees undertake a specialized curriculum that is tailored to their disciplinary and research interests, and conduct research related to cancer prevention and control.