The NCI Urologic Oncology Fellowship offers a two- to three-year fellowship program in clinical service and laboratory training for urologic surgeons. Clinical training during the first year includes rotation to urological surgery service; providing consult service to patients, care for inpatients/outpatients on clinical protocols, and performing surgery.
From 12-24 months, time is devoted to basic or clinical science research in laboratories/clinical programs, and one can choose to concentrate in either field. Fellows have their own patients which they follow to develop an understanding of care continuity and multidisciplinary management of patients with urologic cancers.
Core curriculum covers prostate, bladder, kidney, testis and penile cancer, in addition to experience with advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques and management of patients with locally advanced and advanced genitourinary malignancies and systemic therapy.
The “bench-to-bedside” proximity in the new Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center provides a crucial link in rapidly moving biomedical findings in the laboratory into the mainstream of clinical practice. The NIH Clinical Center combines research laboratories with a 250-bed hospital. There are currently over 1,500 active clinical research protocols at the Clinical Center and over 50,000 inpatient days and nearly 100,000 outpatient visits per year. Our Urologic Oncology Fellows also rotate on the Urology Service at George Washington University.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
The NCI Urologic Oncology Fellowship is open to urologists who have completed a urologic surgery residency or residents who have completed at least one year of surgical training.
About the NCI Center for Cancer Research
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.
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