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Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) at MD Anderson, prepares health scientists & 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; predoctoral 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.

We are now accepting postdoctoral fellowship applications for two (2) programs:

1. The Halliburton Employees Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention (

2. The Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention (
Recently updated.accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 16 participating institutions.
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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Lead)
Baylor College of Medicine
Rice University
Texas A&M University
University of North Texas, Dallas
University of Texas, Arlington
University of Texas, Austin
University of Texas, Brownsville
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston
University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Texas, Pan American
University of Texas, Permian Basin
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
University of Texas, Tyler

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Food Science & Nutrition
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Oncology
Community & Regional Development
Population Health
Public Health
Radiation Oncology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/4/2018
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