Applications for Oncology Fellowships Due May 31Interagency Oncology Task Force (IOTF), a joint initiative between NCI and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently announced fellowship training opportunities for Ph.D.s, M.D.s, and M.D./Ph.D.s (or their equivalents).
The IOTF Joint Fellowship Program trains scientists in cancer research and research-related regulatory review to develop skills needed to bridge the two distinct processes. Fellows will learn to build awareness of regulatory requirements into the early stages of medical product development and will devise strategies to improve planning throughout the research and regulatory review phases.
"We believe that physicians and scientists who are highly trained in the regulatory process, and who also have an understanding of the inner workings of NCI and the FDA, will be able to facilitate and speed the development and approval process for drugs, especially for chemotherapy," said Dr. Jonathan Wiest, director of NCI's Center for Cancer Training.
Fellowships are available in Oncology Product Research/Review. Applications are due May 31 for fellowships that begin in September 2012. More information about the fellowships and eligibility requirements is available online .