Professional Certificate (PCert)

Cancer Research and Therapeutics

Key Facts

Next intake: 20 Apr 2023


Registration: Register Now


Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 5-6 hours per week


Entry requirements: A basic knowledge of biomedical science and biotechnology or related area is recommended.


Fees: £159 (UK and International)



Elisa Hampson



This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer therapeutics such as gene editing. You will gain knowledge about the biology behind ZFN, TALENS, and CRISPR. You will also explore the latest applications and advances in cancer therapeutics.


In the first two modules, you’ll develop your core scientific and experimental skills across the breadth of cancer therapeutics including an overview of the latest cancer immunotherapy research and gene editing in cancer therapy. 


In the last two modules, you will learn about the advances and recent applications of cancer therapeutics. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to work on a final project. This will give you the opportunity to develop your skills further in cancer research and therapeutics. This PCert is also a part of our 16-week Specialization + internship programme


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Module 1: Introduction to cancer immunotherapy

Explore the basic biology of cancer immunotherapy.


Module 2: Gene editing in cancer therapy

Learn about the biology and processes of gene editing in cancer therapy (ZFN, TALENS, and CRISPR) and cancer immunotherapy.


Module 3: Advances in cancer therapeutics

Explore advances in cancer therapeutics and recent development.


Module 4: Research Project

Apply your knowledge of gene editing and cancer immunotherapy in a final project.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £159 (total including electronic certificate).


Entry Requirements


This is a mid-level course and basic knowledge of biomedical science and cancer biology or related area is recommended. This course is designed for all levels of students (undergraduate degree, Master's degree students, or PhDs). We also suggest taking our PCert in Cancer Biology and Immunology Research course for acquiring basic knowledge of cancer biology. All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of cancer research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction.

After completing this PCert, you can also progress to our Specialization certificate + internship programme.


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


Register Now