Bridging the Gap in Global Cancer: Using Evidence to Guide Priorities in Cancer Research and Control

14 Sep 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Bridging the Gap in Global Cancer: Using Evidence to Guide Priorities in Cancer Research and Control

The growing burden of worldwide cancer necessitates strong international collaborations and clear priorities for cancer research and control. This session, led by the U.S National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health, will highlight three ways to address the global cancer epidemic using evidence-based research and practice. The first presentation will showcase an international partnership working to identify global priorities for cancer research; the second presentation will look in-depth at the work being done to strengthen cancer research and translate research results into practice in an example country; and the third presentation will demonstrate how research can be used to formulate evidence-based policies and guidelines by highlighting an exciting new initiative to improve cancer care at a city level.

Speakers: Hedieh Mehrtash, US National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; Rachel Abudu, US National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; Laura Prakash, US National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health