International Project LEAD is a training course modeled on NBCC's Project LEAD curriculum that covers the basics of cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design, advocacy, with an emphasis on global clinical trials. International Project LEAD was developed in 2004 in consultation with a wide range of advocacy groups and scientific organizations. Its purpose is to promote effective advocacy improve clinical trials and advance the mission of ending breast cancer on a global scale.
The faculty members of International Project LEAD include renowned scientists from international academic and research institutions. The course is taught in English, and participants must be fluent in both the written and spoken language.
International Project LEAD courses have been held in Paris, Buenos Aires and the first was held June 20-26, 2004 in Madrid, Spain. For more information on international educational opportunities, see NBCC’s International Initiative.
International Project LEAD is usually offered annually.
The next International Project LEAD is schedule for 2014.