Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program

Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program

Thursday, 9/8/22 - Saturday, 9/10/22
Lane History Corner
450 Jane Stanford Way, Bldg 200

The Stanford Cancer Institute’s (SCI) Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program (CCRTP) is an annual immersive course that invites trainees to participate in a unique, comprehensive introduction to the vanguard of current cancer research. 

This ambitious curriculum features daily plenary sessions on general topics followed by half-day sessions on two scientific themes, each featuring three to four presentations. Numerous nationally and internationally renowned Stanford faculty present didactic lectures and discussions on current topics of basic, translational and clinical cancer research.

Course Overview

The SCI has hosted its annual CCRTP course since September 2007. This educational initiative has been exceedingly well received.

The SCI invites high school, undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral students (residents, clinical fellows, research fellows) and junior faculty members to attend CCRTP. In particular, trainees from the School of Medicine, School of Engineering and the School of Humanities and Sciences are encouraged to participate. The SCI will host this course Thursday, September 8 - Saturday, September 10 on Stanford campus. 

This dynamic educational event features a plenary session on topic of general interest every morning followed by sessions on scientific themes with three presentations. The didactic lectures on current topics of basic, translational, clinical, and population science, are presented by nationally and internationally renowned faculty from Stanford University. Each didactic lecture is followed immediately by a discussion.


At the end of the event, the participants are asked to evaluate the presentations.  After the course, the directors will send to the participants a limited number of questions allowing summative evaluations of the course.  Participants are strongly encouraged to provide feedback to the course directors.


Early registration is encouraged.  

Program Contacts

Coordinator: Sanavy Lou

Technical Help: Maria Locsin

Program Directors

Catharine and Howard Avery Professor of the School of Medicine and Professor of Genetics
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)