Global Cancer Fellowship Program

The mission of the Global Cancer Program at UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is to reduce the global cancer burden through collaboration, education, and innovation. 

Our mission reflects our aim to increase collaboration between UCSF faculty, trainees, staff, and students and with our international partners. Through development of formalized institutional partnerships, the GCP promotes collaborative investment in cancer-related capacity building, education, and innovation through a variety of cancer-related disciplines. We are deeply committed to providing training and longitudinal mentorship to early career investigators at UCSF and from our international partner institutions who will become the future leaders in the emerging academic field of global oncology. 

Our Global Cancer Fellowship Program is intended to be responsive to the needs of the individual, depending upon career stage, prior to research training, specialty, and desired area of focus. Eligible individuals must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent and must be early career investigators who are either in the final stages of training or in a junior faculty position. Home institutions will be required to demonstrate commitment to the individual's research career development through a commitment to providing protected time for research. Global Cancer Fellows may participate from any geographic location, with full access to courses in research methodology (either in person or via online distance learning) and mentorship by UCSF faculty. 

Available coursework and resources include: 

The initial duration of the fellowship will be 12 months, with an option for extension contingent upon productivity and career stage. If you are interested in applying to the Global Cancer Fellowship Program, please contact us

Visit our Global Cancer Fellows page to learn about our current group of fellows!