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Research Programs and Initiatives

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An Asian woman looks into a microscope.

The CGH engages in a variety of research programs and initiatives throughout the world. These programs seek to build on the strategic priorities of the Center through initiatives that promote knowledge sharing in cancer research and cancer control, strengthen capacity through training, and develop research networks to facilitate collaboration and increase efforts to reduce the global burden of cancer.

We develop initiatives and collaborate with other NCI divisions, NCI-designated cancer centers, and countries to support cancer control planning, encourage capacity building, and support cancer research and research networks.  Read more about CGH's programs and future initiatives in our annual report: Strengthening Global Cancer Research & Control.

Cancer Control Planning

We help implement cancer control planning by supporting efforts to implement cancer prevention, screening, early diagnosis, and treatment programs into health systems.

Capacity Building

Our capacity-building programs engage stakeholder groups across the health care spectrum to enhance training; screening, diagnosis, and treatment; grant writing; and peer review in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs).

Cancer Research and Research Networks

We coordinate the development of research initiatives and international research networks to decrease the global burden of cancer, facilitate cancer research, and develop research infrastructure in LMICs.

  • Updated: March 30, 2017