International cancer technology transfer fellowships (ICRETT)

Global Education and Training Initiative (GETI)

International cancer technology transfer fellowships (ICRETT)

Rapid international transfer of cancer research knowledge and clinical technology

The aim of the UICC ICRETT fellowships is to facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology, exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioural and epidemiological areas of cancer research cancer control and prevention and to acquire appropriate clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective application and use in the home organization upon return.

Since its inception in 1976, the ICRETT fellowships have contributed to the development of the professional capacity of over 2500 ICRETT Fellows from over 110 countries by facilitating appropriate person-to-person training in specific areas that are relevant to the cancer research, clinical management and other cancer control activities being conducted in the Fellows’ home countries.

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Target candidates Investigators, clinicians, public health professionals
Duration 1 month
Extension Up to 2 months with funding secured by the Fellow from the home or host organization and at no cost to the UICC
Available 120-150 per year
Average value US$ 3,400 (as monetary contribution towards the least expensive international travel and living costs)
Application closing date None. Applications are accepted at any time
Notification of results Generally within 60 days of registration
Objectives
  • To facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology
  • To exchange knowledge and enhance skills in
    • basic, clinical, behavioural and epidemiological areas of cancer research
    • cancer control and prevention
  • To acquire appropriate clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective application and use in the home organization upon return
Eligibility
  • Appropriately qualified investigators, pathologists, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, tobacco control activists and cancer registrars in the early stages of their careers who hold at least a BSc or BA
  • Appropriately qualified clinicians who are established in oncology practice and hold as a minimum an MD degree
Research plan
  • Cancer prevention and control (including tobacco control)
  • Basic, applied and clinical cancer research
  • Epidemiology, cancer registration, public education and behavioural sciences
Clinical training
  • Surgery, radio- and chemotherapy, medical oncology, multidisciplinary cancer care
  • Clinical trials
  • Detection and diagnosis
  • Prevention-oriented projects are especially encouraged

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