The National Cancer Institute Academic Degrees

The National Cancer Institute offers several academic degrees in cancer majors. It further offers active programs for cancer prevention and early detection. It teaches medical care in varied sectors to the doctors who work in Egypt through programs for visiting doctors, programs for continuing education, partial secondment and visits paid by the Institute's doctors to the other centers.

First: The Master of Science Degree

Based on the approval of Cairo University Council the National Cancer Institute awards the MSc degree in the following majors:
Serial No MSc Degree No. of Courses per Program
1 Algesiology (Ana Alg 600) 4
2 Surgical Oncology (SONC 600) 15
3 Medical Oncology& Malignant Haematology (MONC 600) 16 PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS
4 Pediatric Oncology& Malignant Haematology (PONC 600) 16
5 Cancer epidemiology and Prevention (CE600) 7


Enrolment for the Master's degree is open twice a year in October and April.

Requirements of the Master's Degree:

  • A student should hold a Bachelor of Medicine from any Egyptian University, or a degree equivalent to it from another scientific institution accredited by the university, and has ended the year of internship.
  • To be enrolled in the Master's degree in Cancer epidemiology and Biostatistics, a student should hold a Bachelor degree in one of the following majors: Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Sciences, or Nursing from any Egyptian university, and has ended the year of internship.

Duration of study: Three years including

  • First part (one year): Basic clinical/practical training and Basic Science courses in Cairo University School of Medicine. The student sits for the examination (written, oral, and practical) after approval of the documented Log Book activities.
  • Second part (two years):Clinical/practical training and courses in core specialty,documented in Log Book and approved by Program coordinator and Department Chief. The student can start the core specialty training after finishing the basic training but must pass the first part examination before the start of second part courses.
  • A thesis: Protocol to be registered after passing the first part examination. The thesis should be submitted for dissertation within at least 6 months of the date of the consent of the Institute council.
  • General Courses: The student sits for a written exam in October/April of each year after attending at least 75% of lectures.
  • The exams are held twice a year in October and April for the first part and in November and May for the second part. A student should apply to take the exam a month before the exam day. A student must pass University requirements (TOEFL and Computer exams) before sitting for the second part exam.
  • In case of failure to pass any of the courses the student re-sits for the exam in that particular course.
  • Registration is cancelled after six years unless there are justifiable reasons for extending its time limit for one renewable extra year, based on the consent of the Institute council, the consent of the Postgraduate Studies Council, and a recommendation of the supervisor and the council of the concerned department.