Cancer Research KI Research training

Education and training are provided on several academic levels and currently through the research schools NatiON and FoTO.

FoTO - PhD-training program in Tumorbiology and Oncology

Doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet is supplemented by relevant doctoral courses.

FoTO organizes a PhD-training program in Tumor Biology and Oncology offering annual training courses in

  • basic tumor biology ("from molecule to patient")
  • new technologies
  • advanced focus courses on single cancer types

The PhD training program in Tumor Biology and Oncology provides an inspiring training environment including annual student retreats. The admission follows the general rules for eligibility at Karolinska Institutet.

NatiON - A National Clinical Oncology Research School

The National Clinical Oncology Research School (NatiOn) aims to provide clinicians and other health professionals with a strong and internationally competitive clinical scientific training in basic and new concepts in cancer biology, molecular oncology, research methods and clinical cancer research tools.

NatiOn works with a progressive pedagogic pri… providing both necessary basic skills for clinical research and insights into cutting edge cancer biology and novel technologies.

The program primarily consists of six 2 - 5-week full time courses (total 20 weeks) comprising lectures, interactive seminars, mini-projects and computer labs.

Between course blocks, NatiON provides a virtual platform offering distance learning and Q/A with a qualified senior faculty members and international centers


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