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NCI at London Global Cancer Week 2020

US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health (CGH) will be participating in the London Global Cancer Week 2020.

Session Title: International Collaboration to Advance Global Cancer Research: The US National Cancer Institute Perspective

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020

Time: 8:30-10:00 AM US ET | 1:30-3:00PM UK | 9:30-11:00 AM Argentina | 2:30-4:00 PM CET

Register today or view event details on LGCW website.

Session Overview

This webinar will showcase examples of global cancer research partnerships and collaborations from the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) perspective. The session will start with an overview of NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) and NCI global health priorities as laid out by CGH Director Satish Gopal, MD, MPH. The session will also include unique viewpoints on building global cancer research collaborations as outlined by NIH-funded cancer researchers and trainees from different regions of the world. The presentations will highlight aspects of partnership-building to advance global cancer research, lessons learned, and recommendations. The discussion and audience question and answer period will follow.


Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, Director, US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health, Rockville, MD, USA

International Collaboration to Advance Global Cancer Research: The US National Cancer Institute Perspective

Presentation Highlights:

  • Overview of global cancer research at NCI
  • Specific examples of real-world impacts from global cancer science supported by NCI
  • Future opportunities and directions at the NCI Center for Global Health


Yehoda M. Martei, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Building a career in global cancer research through mentored research training opportunities

Presentation Highlights:

  • Setting up effective mentorship as a young investigator
  • NCI sponsored global cancer research opportunities for young investigators
  • Building successful research partnerships and research teams in global health sites.


Partha Basu, MD, PhD, Head, Screening Group, Early Detection and Prevention Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

The role of collaborative research to identify effective and affordable technologies and inform global policies in cancer prevention

Presentation Highlights:

  • Academia, industry and international organizations have complementary roles in advancement of technologies
  • NIH sponsored research supported the development of a much-needed technology in cervical precancer treatment
  • The research informed a WHO recommendation, which led to wider implementation of the technology


Valeria I. Fink, MD, Clinical Researcher, Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

International research networks: capacity building and advance in scientific knowledge

Presentation Highlights:

  •  From HIV to cancer: different ways to become involved in cancer research
  •  Opportunities from NIH-sponsored networks for LMICs
  •  Improving local capabilities and reinforcing local researchers’ skills: leveraging science across the globe


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