Imperial College London

Our increased understanding of cancer biology has led to improved prevention and diagnosis of cancer, as well as new treatments for patients. Cancer Frontiers will provide you with an introduction to the key hallmarks of cancer, within the context of normal development and cell differentiation. You will explore these concepts in relation to current cancer treatment and investigate how evidence-based medicine and new technologies can impact on understanding disease and patient management. New frontiers of surgical innovation and precision medicines, using molecularly targeted approaches, will be explored.Cancer Frontiers focuses on the fundamentals of the cancer process and the skills required to undertake cancer research activities. During your research project you will build on the foundations of knowledge gained, interpreting research data and critically communicating conclusions within the context of the most recent advances in cancer research.This course will comprise three core teaching blocks, a self-directed learning block involving independent and group work, and a 16-week research project.

Entry requirements

  • You must be registered on a recognised Medical, Dental or Veterinary course at a UK or Irish university (other EU and overseas students are unfortunately not eligible)
  • You must have completed at least one year of that course before you apply to Imperial College i.e. you must be at least in Year 2 in 2022/23.
  • You must have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after your intercalated BSc.

Closing date

16:00 on Friday 3 March 2023.