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National Cancer Institute's Center for Global Health Inaugural Meeting: Setting Priorities for Global Cancer Research

The National Cancer Institute's new Center for Global Health held a pivotal inaugural meeting to set short- and long-term goals for cancer research related to global health. This meeting provided an opportunity to review NCI's current global health research portfolio, identify unmet research needs, and determine areas of research where NCI should strengthen its collaborations with U.S. government agencies and organizations, as well as international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Meeting Topics

  • Primary Prevention for Cancers Associated with Chronic Infections
  • Social, Behavioral, and Environmental Factors in Cancer Prevention
  • Prevention, Screening, and Early Diagnosis for Certain Cancers
  • Improving Access to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Symptom Management
  • Cancer Control Planning, Implementation, and Implementation Science
  • Building Capacity for Global Cancer Research

Date and Time
March 13, 2012 (8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET)
March 14, 2012 (8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET)

Pooks Hill Marriott - Bethesda, MD
Congressional Ballroom

For more information about the meeting and the topics that were discussed, you can view the agenda.

The video of the meeting is archived online at

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