The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program
Shine Chang, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Carrie Cameron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Director
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) at MD Anderson, prepares health scientists and clinicians assume leadership roles as research investigators in cancer prevention and control.
Our program is among the oldest and largest academic cancer prevention research training programs in the United States. With continuous funding support since 1992, we offer fellowships with positions for undergraduate students; graduate research assistants; health professional students; and postdoctoral trainees.
Trainees appointed to our program will increase their knowledge of cancer prevention and control research and practice through curriculum-based learning; obtain hands-on experience in ongoing cancer prevention and control research projects under the mentorship of established investigators; and participate in workshops, focus on time management, scientific presentations, scientific writings, grant preparation and professional development skills.
Through our funding awards, we offer a variety of fellowships to undergraduate, graduate, health profession, and doctoral students, as well as postdocs. We also promote opportunities with our partners and other programs within the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. Select an opportunity below to be routed to the fellowship page.
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program Benefits
Trainees of the CPRTP will acquire mentored research experience,
Gain exposure to advanced technologies,
Obtain experience in cancer prevention and control research projects,
Develop possible thesis and dissertation topics,
Present findings at national research meetings,
Publish in peer-reviewed journals,
...and launch toward a scientific research role of principal investigator.
Project: Couple-Based Mind-Body Program for Lung Cancer Patients and their Caregiving Partners
Primary Mentor: Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Richard E.
Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and
Director of the Integrative Medicine Program
I am very thankful for the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP).
Drs. Chang and Cameron have always been available to give great insight and guidance.
This (cancer prevention research) project also solidified my desire to develop and examine interventions for cancer patients with poor prognosis.
Kathrin Milbury, Ph.D.
NCI R25T Postdoctoral Fellow 2013