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National Cancer Institute  

Rockvile,  MD 
United States
https://www.cancer.gov/
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Welcome to the National Cancer Institute exhibit booth.

The NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI), as the leader of the National Cancer Program, supports and conducts ground-breaking research in cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship in its effort to dramatically reduce the burden of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. Visit http://www.cancer.gov for more information.


Apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with NCI

The Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is a multidisciplinary postdoctoral program that trains future leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control. Outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences, and in clinical cancer prevention, have been the hallmarks of the CPFP since its inception.

The program provides:

  • Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances
  • Support for up to four years
  • Opportunity to earn your M.P.H., sponsored by NCI
  • Research opportunities with experienced NCI mentors
  • A cohort of fellows spanning STEM and other fields

The application period fot the 2022 Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is closed. If you would like to apply for the cohort entering June 2023, the application period will open on May 1, 2022.


 Msg #4365: Videos

At the Edge of Discovery The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
DCEG Fellowships and Training Overview

 Msg #4367: Press Releases

  • Health-Related Misinformation

    The substantial amount of inaccurate or false health information circulating online, coupled with low levels of public trust in social and scientific institutions, poses a significant challenge for health communication. In response to these trends and developments, HCIRB has been leading several initiatives to better understand and address online misinformation and its consequences for health. The ultimate goal of these initiatives is to support health practitioners and clinical care providers in effectively responding to health misinformation and mitigating its negative impact.

    These initiatives will advance scientific knowledge regarding several key research questions, including:

    • What is the prevalence of cancer-related misinformation on social media platforms?
    • What are the real-world consequences of exposure to health misinformation on social media?
    • Which populations are most vulnerable to online misinformation? What demographic and psychosocial factors predict misinformation endorsement and sharing?
    • How do individuals process and assess information quality and source credibility when interacting with social media content? What factors are most salient in determining information trustworthiness?
    • What are the most effective ways to address misinformation on various social media platforms?

    Special issue about health misinformation on social media

    The NCI partnered with the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) to publish a special issue highlighting cutting-edge research that addresses critical issues surrounding health misinformation on social media. Published on October 1 2020, the special issue showcases diverse approaches to a rapidly expanding research area and addresses topics such as vaccine misinformation, unproven cancer treatments, and rumors about emerging infectious diseases. The issue also highlights the role of healthcare providers in addressing health misinformation and important ethical considerations for health promotion efforts on social media.

    Go to the Issue


 Msg #4368: Products

  • Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)
    New Data and Updated Features at NCI's Imaging Data Commons...

  • The NCI Cancer Research Data Commons is a cloud-based data science infrastructure that connects data sets with analytics tools to allow users to share, integrate, analyze, and visualize cancer research data to drive scientific discovery.
  • The Cancer Information Service
    Information specialists are available to help answer your cancer-related questions whether you are a patient, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher. Our service is available in English and Spanish....

  • NCI provides accurate and reliable information that is easy to understand and free of charge. Our trained staff provides responses to a range of cancer questions, including clinical trial searches, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Contact Us for Help
  • Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI)
    NCI’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) is building a community centered around childhood cancer care and research data....

  • Through enhanced data sharing, we can improve our understanding of cancer biology to improve preventive measures, treatment, quality of life, and survivorship, as well as ensure that researchers learn from every child with cancer.

    Join us November 9, 2021, for the virtual CCDI Annual Symposium to get an update on activities and learn how you can help continue the momentum from the first two years of the initiative.
  • Physician Data Query
    PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI’s comprehensive source of cancer information....

  • PDQ contains cancer information summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; drug information summaries on many cancer-related drugs and drug combinations; and dictionaries of general cancer terms, drug terms, and genetics terms.

    The PDQ content is freely available for use on other websites; contact us at ncicontentdissemination@nih.gov for more information.

  • Dialogue on Disparities
    Find the latest updates, spotlights, and news from Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD)....

  • Follow the Dialogue on Disparities blog from NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to stay up to date on cancer health disparities issues, read spotlights on promising projects and researchers, and more.


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