Surgical Oncology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Fellowships
The Surgical Oncology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Fellowships at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) encompass two time-honored programs combining basic research in surgical oncology with training in clinical research through direct patient care. The unique environment of the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) allows for direct bedside-to-bench and bench-to-bedside translational research under the direction of world leaders in surgical oncology.
Two- and three-year research programs are available.
Description of Fellowships
Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship
This 2-year fellowship includes 18 months of bench laboratory experience in one of the many NCI laboratories and 6 months of clinical rotations over three surgical oncology subspecialties. Clinical research opportunities are available over the entire 2-year period. An additional, optional research year may be available.
Cancer Immunotherapy Research Fellowship
This 3-year fellowship incorporates a year of clinical experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials in cell-based cancer immunotherapy developed in the Surgery Branch of the NCI. Following that year, the fellow moves on to 18 months of bench laboratory experience in one of the multiple immunotherapy laboratories within the NCI and 6 months of clinical rotations over three surgical oncology subspecialties. This fellowship is complemented by additional didactic opportunities in cancer immunotherapy.
All CCR residents and clinical fellows train at the 240-bed NIH Clinical Center, internationally recognized as the premier hospital dedicated to translational research and clinical care. Elective rotations offer residents and clinical fellows the opportunity to have direct experience in the care of patients enrolled in investigational protocols in the disciplines allergy and immunology, anatomic pathology, critical care medicine/internal medicine, hematopathology, infectious diseases, medical genetics, and transfusion medicine. Participants will have first-hand exposure to the design, conduct, and management of clinical trials.
All of CCR’s clinical training programs are part of Graduate Medical Education at NIH.