PhD program overview

This highly selective interdisciplinary PhD program brings together leading scientists from institutions across the world to promote education and research on the causes of cancer and on cancer prevention. Participating students will integrate their research project in their main host laboratory with collaborative work carried out in one or more of the other ICPI laboratories. Key areas of interest to be explored during the collaborative research projects include:

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Human Pathology
  • Epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Public Health Economics
  • Science Policy and Communication

Education and research opportunities offered by the ICPI Collaborative PhD Program in Cancer Causes and Prevention include short or long-term research internships at other participating laboratories, attending courses offered by the institutions of these other laboratories and the possibility of co-mentorship for PhD thesis work. Students will present their research at the annual ICPI Cancer Prevention meeting in front of members of all other ICPI participating laboratories and invited leaders in academia, industry, science policy and communication. This will provide a unique opportunity for students to improve presentation and communication skills, to network and explore future career possibilities.