Harvard Medical School Post-Graduate Certificate Program




Workshops are meetings where participants join with faculty to cover key aspects of cancer biology, prevention, risk assessment, clinical tumor development, and cancer therapeutics. They feature highly interactive lectures, discussions, group work, and peer-to-peer learning projects. 

Workshop 1:
October 29 – November 2, 2018
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Workshop 2:
April 8 – 12, 2019
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Workshop 3:
October 21 – 26, 2019
​Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


For this program, more than 50 leading experts across the spectrum of cancer research disciplines have recorded special lectures about the current state of knowledge in their respective research areas. All of the lecturers are distinguished members of the international cancer research community.

You can watch these lectures at times that best suit your schedule. Typically, participants view two lectures per week to keep up with the progression of the course.


This program includes both interactive “review session” webinars and “new research seminar” webinars:

  • Review Sessions: Pose your specific questions about key concepts taught in the workshops and on-demand lectures. Each review session will feature a world-class expert in the subject(s) under review.  You can send your questions ahead of time or pose them during the webinar.
  • New Research Seminars: Hear directly from prominent cancer researchers who have made important recent contributions to our knowledge base.

Webinars are typically broadcast at 9:00 a.m. local time in Boston.

The webinar schedule will be provided at the first workshop.



The yearlong Cancer Biology & Therapeutics: High-Impact Cancer Research program concludes with a graduation ceremony on October 26, 2019 to honor participants’ work and achievements and award each participant a certificate of completion.
The ceremony is hosted at Harvard Medical School.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.


Networking Dinners
Be our guest and join faculty and fellow participants for dinners hosted by Harvard Medical School during the first and second workshops of this program.

Gala Celebratory Dinner
October 25, 2019
Harvard Club
Boston, MA, USA

The evening prior to the graduation ceremony), Harvard Medical School invites each graduate and a guest to a gala dinner reception.

Join your fellow program participants, the program directors, and select faculty for a black tie-optional dinner in Boston.