Perspectives on strengthening cancer research and control in Latin America through partnerships and diplomacy: Experience of the national cancer institute's center for global health

Silvina Frech, Roxanne Brew, Silvana Luciani, Marion Piñeros, Lisa M. Stevens, Alejandro Mohar, Edward Trimble, Catherine A. Muha, Doug Puricelli Perin, Tatiana Vidaurre, Douglas R. Morgan, Ernest T. Hawk, Kathleen M. Schmeler, Lewis E. Foxhall, Cristina Rabadan-Diehl, Denise Duran, Melissa Rendler-Garcia, Eduardo L. Cazap, Luiz Santini, Walter ZossLucia B. Delgado, Paul C. Pearlman, Leslie Given, Karin Hohman, Melissa S. Lopez, Brenda Kostelecky

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Abstract

According to the Pan American Health Organization, noncommunicable diseases, including cancer, are the leading causes of preventable and premature death in the Americas. Governments and health care systems in Latin America face numerous challenges as a result of increasing morbidity and mortality from cancer. Multiple international organizations have recognized the need for collaborative action on and technical support for cancer research and control in Latin America. The Center for Global Health at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI-CGH) is one entity among many that are working in the region and has sought to develop a strategy for working in Latin America that draws on and expands the collaborative potential of engaged, skilled, and diverse partners. NCI-CGH has worked toward developing and implementing initiatives in collaboration with global partners that share the common objectives of building a global cancer research community and translating research results into evidence-informed policy and practice. Both objectives are complementary and synergistic and are additionally supported by an overarching strategic framework that is focused on partnerships and science diplomacy. This work highlights the overall strategy for NCI-CGH engagement in Latin America through partnerships and diplomacy, and highlights selected collaborative efforts that are aimed at improving cancer outcomes in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Global Oncology
Volume2018
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Frech, S., Brew, R., Luciani, S., Piñeros, M., Stevens, L. M., Mohar, A., Trimble, E., Muha, C. A., Perin, D. P., Vidaurre, T., Morgan, D. R., Hawk, E. T., Schmeler, K. M., Foxhall, L. E., Rabadan-Diehl, C., Duran, D., Rendler-Garcia, M., Cazap, E. L., Santini, L., ... Kostelecky, B. (2018). Perspectives on strengthening cancer research and control in Latin America through partnerships and diplomacy: Experience of the national cancer institute's center for global health. Journal of Global Oncology, 2018(4). https://doi.org/10.1200/JGO.17.00149