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More global health opportunities listed under our Collaboration > OHSU Programs Global Health Fair volunteer opportunity video available on our Collaboration page B.I.R.D.S. – India (includes specific in-country site information) CardioStart -Peru and Vietnam (includes specific in-country site information) Child Family Health International Doctors for Global Health -El Salvadore Einstein’s Summer Institute in Global Health – New York & India Health Bridges International – Peru (includes specific in-country site information) Hillside Clinic – Belize Interhealth South America – Ecuador International Health Alliance – Guatemala (includes specific in-country site information) International Medical Relief – Global IFMSA Rotations – Global JFR Foundation – Global MECOR Program for Pulmonologists – Latin America, Turkey, Africa, India & Vietnam Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Global Ministry of Health (MOH) – Palau (includes specific in-country site information) Oregon University System – IE3 Global Internship Program Panama Global Connections – Panama Project Helping Hands – Global SOIL Interns – Haiti STIKES Advaita Medical College – Bali Indonesia The Harambee Centre – Kenya (includes specific in-country site information) The Ray of Hope Foundation – Kenya (includes specific in-country site information) B.I.R.D.S. Pictures and text describing the educational aspects of B.I.R.D.S. can be found at http://www.birdsint.org BIRDS International in-country site information CARDIOSTART INTERNATIONAL CardioStart is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting children and adults with heart disease. In response to requests from countries lacking heart and lung surgical and other specialist facilities, volunteer teams conduct overseas missions utilizing medical, technical, and non-medical expertise from numerous locations throughout the world. No fees are charged for any services provided. Recipient countries, which require support, fall into two basic categories of need: Those with hospitals incapacitated by civil strife, or severe lack of funding or personnel. Those lacking existing facilities to effectively perform complex surgery. CardioStart in-country site information Email: info@cardiostart.org CHILD FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL Child Family Health International (CFHI) is the leading nongovernmental organization (NGO) placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. They model best global health education practices which demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity. CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations. DOCTORS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH – EL SALVADORE Join Doctors for Global Health’s (DGH’s) longest-running project in Estancia, a village in the mountains of Northeast El Salvador. Work closely with health promoters and a team of local leaders in providing excellent clinical care and advocacy to poor, sick patients. This program is looking for Spanish-speaking physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, or fourth year medical students willing to make a 3-12 month commitment to DGH’s partner organization. They are placing volunteers immediately, and looking through end of 2010; their greatest need is July-September 2009. More details EINSTEIN’S SUMMER INSTITUTE IN GLOBAL HEALTH Students can travel to India this summer and learn to become change agents for global health through Einstein’s Center for Public Health Sciences. In this unique four-week program, they will study the increasing role globalization plays on ethical issues in health in New York and in India, while immersing themselves in Indian culture. HEALTH BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL – PERU Health Bridges International has an on-going community clinic, water filtration and public health program in Lima and Arequipa. They have had students involved from a variety of medical schools – including OHSU. There are numerous opportunities for medical and health professions students to be involved, such as in community health research, direct patient care rotations and public health infrastructure development. In addition, placements (for up to 9 months) are available for elective rotations. HBI in-country site information HILLSIDE CLINIC – BELIZE At the Hillside Clinic in Belize physician responsibilities include oversight for medical students, direct patient care that occurs in their clinic and on mobile clinics as well as home visitation. They work closely with and have excellent credibility with the Belizean Ministry of Health. We provide accommodations for physician volunteers at no charge and have drivers available to help with your transportation needs. The experience is wonderful and the work is much appreciated. If you are interested – please email Jeff Hartman at or call him at (608) 751-7672. IFMSA ROTATIONS – GLOBAL The International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) is an established federation of medical student associations from across the world. It is recognized as an important non-governmental organization and collaborative partner by WHO, UNESCO, other UN agencies and several INGOs, such as the Global Health Forum. IFMSA’s exchange program is well-established and offers medical students throughout the world the opportunity to participate in clerkships, research activities, exchanges, and electives across the world. INTERHEALTH SOUTH AMERICA Interhealth South America Study and service program in Ecuador for medical students and resident physicians. INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ALLIANCE – GUATEMALA General Medical Elective Course – Malnutrition Services and Maternal Child Health. U.S. IHA offers a 4 week elective in Peten Guatemala for students, residents and professionals in the allied health fields. This program offers an overview of the major issues in International Health: Malnutrition Maternal child health Infectious disease Impact of culture and infrastructure on health The focus of the elective is based on a morbidity survey of 100 communities from all parts of the Peten done in March, 2000. Students attending the program for the first time rotate through 4 clinical sites each of which addresses one of the major health issues impacting the Peten. Details Community Service – International Health Alliance recognizes the important role of infrastructure in creating and maintaining a healthy environment. For this reason in addition to their role in medicine they have begun community development projects in the areas of construction, education and sanitation. They look forward to your professional expertise as a volunteer as they embark upon these new projects. Business Service Agricultural Development (clean water project) Educational Services (training of health promoters) Community Development (pharmacy construction and management) IHA Guatemala in-country site information More IHA Peten, Guatemala information INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RELIEF International Medical Relief provides medical, dental and surgical care to under-served and vulnerable people around the world through medical mission trips. IMR recruits qualified medical teams and offers short-term assignments for volunteer doctors, dentists and other health care professionals as well as non-medical volunteers to conduct overseas medical clinics in areas where health care is limited or difficult to obtain. JFR FOUNDATION The Jessie F. Richardson Foundation creates and disseminates proven, sustainable, and replicable models which improve the lives of vulnerable older adults, particularly in developing areas, through education, training, and technical assistance. MECOR PROGRAM FOR PULMONOLOGISTS The primary aim of the ATS MECOR Program is capacity building for research, based on the idea that individuals with skills in research are needed develop, design and carry out studies to identify and quantify the burden of lung disease in their country and to develop, implement and evaluate interventions that are likely to be effective in their settings. MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters. MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH) PALAU This is an internship program with the Epidemiology Department of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Palau, part of the large island group of Micronesia. Palau in-country site information OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OPPORTUNITIES – IE3 GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OHSU students now have an opportunity to participate in the Oregon University System’s IE3 Global Internships program. The program offers several health related placements in various international locations. Initiated in 1996, the program has operated successfully, placing nearly 2000 students in a wide range of professional settings and locations. Most placements are in the area of public health and are not in clinical settings. OHSU IE3 Campus Adviser: Jay D. Kravitz, MD, MPH PANAMA GLOBAL CONNECTIONS Panama Global Connection facilitates transformative education experiences that promote global leadership potential and the development of intercultural relationships. Panama Global Connection is a family owned business with representatives in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and the United States.Educators and other group leaders are offered the opportunity to create customized courses and trips with the help of Panama Global Connection staff. Courses are researched and coordinated by an experienced educator and staff. Courses are tailored to the needs of the primary course instructor. PROJECT HELPING HANDS Project Helping Hands is a non-affiliated not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating culturally sensitive growth opportunities for volunteers to provide health and medical intervention programs for those lacking access; to develop sustainable, locally-run health promotion and prevention programs, and to assist with the basic life needs of the less fortunate in developing nations. SOIL (COMPOSTING TOILETS) – HAITI Sustainable Organic Integrate Livelihoods (SOIL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting soil resources, empowering communities and transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. STIKES ADVAITA MEDICAL COLLEGE Advaita Medical College (STIKES Advaita Medika Tabanan) offers Global Health Summer classes for students and health care professionals in Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. Details THE HARAMBEE CENTRE – KENYA The Harambee Centre welcomes all health care professionals and all students to volunteer at the Chelwe Clinic in Kenya. The Centre connects the people of the Pacific Northwest with the people and cultures of Africa. Harambee means “Let’s pull together” in Kiswahili; their logo is the Ashanti adinkra for strength. The mission of the Harambee Centre is to pull people together for the good of the global community. We believe that multicultural education and intercultural exchange are essential to building genuine understanding, respect and enduring relationships among diverse peoples. The Harambee Centre is a successful organization because of the immense efforts of its volunteers. Whether donating time, money, resources or expertise, volunteers continue to make a huge difference. Chelwe Clinic (Harambee Center) in-country site information THE RAY OF HOPE FOUNDATION – KENYA The Ray of Hope Foundation The Ray of Hope Foundation is recruiting medical, PA, nursing and midwifery students with at least one clinical rotation; plus nurse practitioner students and residents for the initial rotations. They hope to expand the rotation to include dental, engineering, pharmacy, public health, research and pre-professional students in the 2010 academic year. The Foundation was formed in 2003 by OHSU’s Dr. Teresa F. Gipson, a family physician with over ten years of experience working with vulnerable, underserved populations in the U.S. and abroad. It is dedicated to the promotion of health, healing, medicine and education to the global community through exchange of volunteers, technology, training, medical supplies and education programming. Ray of Hope in-country site information THE SOUTH TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (STEER) PROGRAM The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) program at the University of Texas School of Medicine-San Antonio (UTSOMSA) provides in vivo training experiences at the US-Mexico Border for medical students, residents and other health professionals in an unusual and informative setting. The setting distinguishes it from other programs in the Nation.; H1N1 Influenza, drug-resistant tuberculosis, rabies, pesticides, and air and water pollutants do not respect borders and have the potential to affect the US population. 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In exercising this authority, NCI collaborates to advance cancer research, build expertise, and leverage resources across nations to address the global burden of cancer and reduce cancer deaths. Enabling the open exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas is critical in these efforts. NCI advances the delivery of cancer information and care to people around the world through its international cancer control and research programs. The programs and activities highlighted below are just a sample of the work being done by NCI scientists, our grantees, and our international partners. Global Cancer Burden – Quick Facts: Cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 12 million deaths in 2030. The most common cancers worldwide are lung, breast, large intestine (colon and rectum), stomach, and prostate. The cancer that causes the most deaths overall is lung cancer, followed by stomach and liver cancer. Some cancers are more common in developed countries: prostate, breast, and colon. Liver, stomach, and cervical cancer are more common in developing countries. Explore by Cancer Topics: Basic and Clinical Research Bioinformatics Building Capacity and Infrastructure Cancer Control and Prevention Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials Funding Opportunities Quality of Care Training Explore by Region: Africa Asia Australia Canada Europe Latin America Middle East Cancer Topics: Basic and Clinical Research AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) AMC is an NCI-supported clinical trials group founded in 1995 to support innovative trials for HIV-associated malignancies. It is composed of eight Domestic Core Sites, four International Core Sites, and a number of affiliated sites that involve patients in AMC trials. This effort is supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy. Chernobyl Tissue Bank (CTB) CTB collects samples of tumors and normal tissues from people who were exposed to radioactive iodine in childhood. This project, which started in October 1998, is jointly funded by the European Commission, NCI, and the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation of Japan (SMHF). It is coordinated from Imperial College, London, and works with Institutes in Russia and the Ukraine to support local scientists and clinicians to manage and run a tissue bank containing specimens from patients who have developed thyroid tumors following exposure to radiation from the Chernobyl accident. NCI’s Division of Cancer Biology helps to fund and coordinate this program. Cohort Consortium The Cohort Consortium is an international collaboration of intramural and extramural investigators responsible for 41 independently funded cohorts containing over 4 million individuals across the globe. NCI formed this partnership to address the need for large-scale collaborations to pool the vast quantity of data and biospecimens needed to conduct a wide range of cancer studies. NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics is a partner in this initiative. The Breast and Prostate Cancer Consortium (BPCC) Initiated by the Cohort Consortium, BPCC investigators are searching for genetic determinants of breast and prostate cancer. Genetic variants in 50 genes related to steroid hormone and insulin-like growth factor activity are being assessed across an international series of cohorts to determine genetic predictors in these genes related to disease risk. Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) EGRP is supporting a growing number of national and international research consortia focusing on intradisciplinary and translational research on common and rare cancers. Cohort, case-control, and familial studies are included. This program is supported by NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Bioinformatics Biometric Research Branch (BRB) – ArrayTools Software developed for microarray data analysis by the Biometric Research Branch, the statistical and biomathematical component of the Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, has over 9,000 registered users in over 70 countries worldwide. Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) caBIG® connects the cancer community, including an expanding group of international collaborators. To date, 16 countries are using or evaluating caBIG® tools and technology to facilitate collaborative biomedical research in cancer and beyond. caBIG® was developed by NCI’s Center for Bioinformatics. Building Capacity and Infrastructure Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Program The NCI, in cooperation with other parts of the National Institutes of Health, provides awards to establish and maintain several CFARs that conduct research on the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection, AIDS, and AIDS-related malignancies. African CFAR collaborations include institutions in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The CFAR Program is supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy. Center for Global Health The Center for Global Health supports NCI’s goals of advancing global cancer research, building expertise, and leveraging resources across nations to address the burden of cancer and reduce cancer deaths worldwide. Enabling the open exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas is critical in these efforts. Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium (AICC) AICC brings together the governments of the United States and both parts of Ireland to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer among the Irish people, who have one of the highest rates of cancer in the Western world. AICC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. MECC Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) MECC was established 14 years ago as a unique partnership between the United States and the Ministries of Health of Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority. MECC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. Cancer Research in China The Center for Global Health promotes, supports, and informs the development of cooperative research projects between U.S. and Chinese scientists, research teams, and institutions to accelerate progress against cancer through programs focused on Cancer Research in China (International Cancer Research). Center for Global Health. International Cancer Research The Center for Global Health coordinates the NCI’s worldwide activities in a number of arenas focused on International Cancer Research, including establishing liaisons with foreign and international agencies; coordinating cancer research activities under formal agreements between the United States and other countries; planning and implementing international scientist exchange programs; sponsoring international workshops; and disseminating information to cancer communities worldwide. Cancer Research in Latin America Through an innovative partnership between NCI and the Fogarty International Center (FIC), the Center of Global Health manages programs focused on Cancer Research in Latin America to support and enhance cancer research and care in Latin America. United States-Latin America Cancer Research Network The network currently includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay and is responsible for developing a comprehensive understanding of the burden of cancer and the status of cancer research and cancer care infrastructures in Latin American countries, as well as building collaborative relationships to support high-quality research and clinical studies. This is a program of the Center for Global Health. Strengthening Capacity for Research for HIV-Associated Malignancies in Africa This initiative, supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy and co-funded by the Fogarty International Center, provides funding for innovative training programs designed to train African research teams in preparation for collaboration on future research projects. Cancer Control and Prevention American Russian Cancer Alliance (ARCA) ARCA brings together scientists and clinicians in the Russian Federation and the United States, including NCI, to share perspectives and reach a greater understanding of the burden of cancer. The partnership focuses its attention on two major areas of cancer research, radioimmuno-imaging and therapy, and tobacco control. Applied Research Program The NCI Applied Research Program (ARP) is actively engaged in international collaborative activities across the research continuum. ARP supports research in health services, health economics, risk factor monitoring and methods, and outcomes, including patient-reported outcomes. ARP is a program within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences . Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) To improve breast cancer outcomes in low- and middle-resource countries, BHGI created comprehensive, resource-sensitive, evidence-based clinical guidelines for breast health care and cancer control. NCI is a scientific partner. Chemopreventive Agent Development Research Group This group promotes and supports research on the development of chemoprevention agents, from preclinical studies to early phase I clinical trials. The research focuses on identifying and developing agents with the potential to block, reverse, or delay the early stages of cancer. This program is supported by NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention. Ghana Prostate Cancer Study This study is assessing the burden of prostate cancer among West African men using a population-based prostate cancer screening survey and a clinical survey of diagnosed prostate tumors. Ghanaian men and African American men, who have one of the world’s highest risks of prostate cancer, share genetic ancestry but have different lifestyle factors. International Tobacco Research Program The NCI Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) leads and collaborates on research, to disseminate evidence-based findings to prevent, treat, and control tobacco use worldwide. TCRB is a branch of the Behavioral Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Cancer Detection and Diagnosis AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) ACSR was established by NCI in 1994 to acquire, store, and equitably distribute tumor tissues, biological fluids, and associated clinical information from patients with HIV-associated malignancies to the scientific research community at large. NCI believes that prospective and longitudinal clinical samples collected across the timeline of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are pivotal to understanding the epidemic and its impact on cancer incidence. NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy supports this effort. Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) EDRN supports the creation of a national Network to discover and coordinate the evaluation of biomarkers and reagents for the early detection of cancer and the assessment of risk. This program is supported by NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention. International Leukemia/Lymphoma Molecular Profiling Project This project is an international 10-institution collaboration to establish a molecular classifica­tion of human lymphoid malignancies and define molecular correlations of clinical parameters that are useful in prognosis and in the choice of optimal therapy. Both NCI’s Center for Cancer Research and Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis participate in this effort. Cancer Treatment International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) INCTR is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1998 by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the Institut Pasteur in Brussels. INCTR aims to reduce mortality and morbidity of cancer in developing countries through a coordinated program of education, training, and the conduct of long-term collaborative projects related to early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care. NCI assists INCTR to achieve its goals by providing financial, technical, and intellectual support. Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) OCCAM supports a variety of international partnerships and collaborations because many complementary and alternative medicine treatments originate as traditional medicines from other countries. International Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer Treatment, China International Center for the Evaluation of East Asian Botanicals for Cancer, China Intramural Research Collaboration with Guang An Men Hospital, Beijing, China Research Collaboration with Kunming Institute of Botany, China Collaboration with State Key Lab of Chemistry for Natural Products, China Clinical Trials International Clinical Trials The Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), part of NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, works with members of the NCI-sponsored Clinical Trials Cooperative Groups and international partners to identify barriers to international collaboration and how best to overcome them. CTEP also shares best practices, provides technical assistance, and has developed a long-range plan for integrating trial sites outside the United States and Canada into the Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program. International Collaborations in Clinical Trials NCI website designed to facilitate designed to facilitate interactions between NCI-funded research teams and investigators outside the United States. Funding Opportunities Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Funding Opportunities DCCPS International Research Grants Portfolio Cancer Research in China Funding Opportunities International Cancer Research Funding Opportunities Quality of Care International Palliative Care Resource Center (IPCRC) IPCRC makes palliative care resources accessible for health care professionals, builds palliative care capacity worldwide, and provides a dynamic and constantly expanding website. NCI’s Center for Global Health provided funding for this collaborative effort. Training Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium Fellowships and Training The Consortium recognizes the importance of building a workforce with the skills and knowledge necessary to practice cancer control and thus sponsors a number of fellowships and training opportunities for scientists, physicians, and other public health professionals from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United States. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for fellowships or short-term training programs. NCI’s Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention One- or four-week courses take place each summer in Maryland for U.S. and international health professionals. The one-week course focuses on molecular prevention, and the four-week course focuses on the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control, during which attendees from many countries present an international perspective on cancer prevention during International Day. This program is coordinated through NCI’s Center for Cancer Training. NIH Visiting Program Each year, approximately 1,000 visiting scientists from more than 74 countries contribute to intramural research projects at NCI’s Center for Cancer Research through the NIH Visiting Program. Short-term Scientist Exchange Program (STSEP) NCI’s Center for Global Health Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program (STSEP) promotes collaborative research between established U.S. and foreign scientists from low, middle, and upper-middle income countries by supporting, in part, exchange visits of cancer researchers from foreign laboratories. United States-Japan Cooperative Cancer Research Program (USJCCRP) Formal researcher exchange programs exist through USJCCRP and are administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. The program supports scientific workshops and meetings to help advance cancer research and clinical care, creates networks among researchers and institutions, and promotes active participation in cancer research by women and young researchers. Programs by Region Africa NIH Partners with PEPFAR to Strengthen Medical Education in Africa The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a new initiative to strengthen medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR. The program, called the Medical Education Partnership Initiative, is a joint effort of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and 19 components of NIH. Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Program The NCI, in cooperation with other parts of the National Institutes of Health, provides awards to establish and maintain several CFARs that conduct research on the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection, AIDS, and AIDS-related malignancies. African CFAR collaborations include institutions in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The CFAR Program is supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy. Ghana Prostate Cancer Study This study is assessing the burden of prostate cancer among West African men using a population-based prostate cancer screening survey and a clinical survey of diagnosed prostate tumors. Ghanaian men and African American men, who have one of the world’s highest risks of prostate cancer, share genetic ancestry but have different lifestyle factors. Strengthening Capacity for Research for HIV-Associated Malignancies in Africa This initiative, supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy and co-funded by the Fogarty International Center, provides funding for innovative training programs designed to train African research teams in preparation for collaboration on future research projects. Asia Aga Khan University, Clinical Research Unit, and caBIG® Joint Bioinformatics Management Initiative Clinical researchers at the Aga Khan University have installed the complete NCI cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®) Clinical Trials Suite and are preparing to collect data from multiple clinical trials. caBIG® Outreach in India NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) and India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and have been collaborating to create a common information technology platform for Indian and U.S. researchers to work on mutually identified projects. Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) OCCAM supports a variety of international partnerships and collaborations because many complementary and alternative medicine treatments originate as traditional medicines from other countries. International Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer Treatment, China International Center for the Evaluation of East Asian Botanicals for Cancer, China Intramural Research Collaboration with Guang An Men Hospital, Beijing, China Research Collaboration with Kunming Institute of Botany, China Collaboration with State Key Lab of Chemistry for Natural Products, China Cancer Research in China The Center for Global Health promotes, supports, and informs the development of cooperative research projects between U.S. and Chinese scientists, research teams, and institutions to accelerate progress against cancer through programs focused on Cancer Research in China (International Cancer Research). Center for Global Health. Shanghai Women’s Health Study This cohort study is assessing the role of occupational and environmental factors in the development of cancer among women. A number of analytic projects are ongoing, including the assessment of specific cancer risks in relation to anthropometric measurements, physical activity, and reproductive factors. U.S.-India Activities on Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS A U.S.-India Agreement supports innovative and basic research on strategies to prevent HIV infection and transmission through the collaborative efforts of U.S. and Indian investigators and their institutions. This program seeks to advance a multifaceted approach to prevention that addresses the role of other co-infections, behavioral and social interactions, epidemiologic factors, and co-morbidities associated with HIV transmission. United States-Japan Cooperative Cancer Research Program (USJCCRP) Formal researcher exchange programs exist through USJCCRP and are administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. The program supports scientific workshops and meetings to help advance cancer research and clinical care, creates networks among researchers and institutions, and promotes active participation in cancer research by women and young researchers. Australia BioGrid Australia/caBIG® Collaboration BioGrid Australia is actively collaborating with NCI’s cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®) development team to expand their grid capabilities. Canada Childhood Cancer Survivor Study This cohort of more than 14,000 five-year survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed at 25 U.S. and Canadian hospitals between 1970 and 1986 is being followed to assess the long-term risks of radiation and chemotherapy for second cancers of the breast, brain, thyroid gland, bone and soft tissue, skin, and salivary glands. Europe All-Ireland NCI Cancer Consortium AICC brings together the governments of the United States and both parts of Ireland to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer among the Irish people, who have one of the highest rates of cancer in the Western world. AICC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health The Netherlands The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM)/caBIG® Collaboration The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine—a consortium of five academic institutions and eight industry organizations across the Netherlands—is deploying several NCI cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®) applications in support of translational research. Latin America Cancer Research in Latin America Through an innovative partnership between NCI and the Fogarty International Center (FIC), the Center of Global Health manages programs focused on Cancer Research in Latin America to support and enhance cancer research and care in Latin America. United States-Latin America Cancer Research Network The network currently includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay and is responsible for developing a comprehensive understanding of the burden of cancer and the status of cancer research and cancer care infrastructures in Latin American countries, as well as building collaborative relationships to support high-quality research and clinical studies. This is a program of the Center for Global Health. Middle East MECC Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) MECC was established 14 years ago as a unique partnership between the United States and the Ministries of Health of Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority. MECC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. 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More global health opportunities listed under our Collaboration > OHSU Programs Global Health Fair volunteer opportunity video available on our Collaboration page B.I.R.D.S. – India (includes specific in-country site information) CardioStart -Peru and Vietnam (includes specific in-country site information) Child Family Health International Doctors for Global Health -El Salvadore Einstein’s Summer Institute in Global Health – New York & India Health Bridges International – Peru (includes specific in-country site information) Hillside Clinic – Belize Interhealth South America – Ecuador International Health Alliance – Guatemala (includes specific in-country site information) International Medical Relief – Global IFMSA Rotations – Global JFR Foundation – Global MECOR Program for Pulmonologists – Latin America, Turkey, Africa, India & Vietnam Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Global Ministry of Health (MOH) – Palau (includes specific in-country site information) Oregon University System – IE3 Global Internship Program Panama Global Connections – Panama Project Helping Hands – Global SOIL Interns – Haiti STIKES Advaita Medical College – Bali Indonesia The Harambee Centre – Kenya (includes specific in-country site information) The Ray of Hope Foundation – Kenya (includes specific in-country site information) B.I.R.D.S. Pictures and text describing the educational aspects of B.I.R.D.S. can be found at http://www.birdsint.org BIRDS International in-country site information CARDIOSTART INTERNATIONAL CardioStart is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting children and adults with heart disease. In response to requests from countries lacking heart and lung surgical and other specialist facilities, volunteer teams conduct overseas missions utilizing medical, technical, and non-medical expertise from numerous locations throughout the world. No fees are charged for any services provided. Recipient countries, which require support, fall into two basic categories of need: Those with hospitals incapacitated by civil strife, or severe lack of funding or personnel. Those lacking existing facilities to effectively perform complex surgery. CardioStart in-country site information Email: info@cardiostart.org CHILD FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL Child Family Health International (CFHI) is the leading nongovernmental organization (NGO) placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. They model best global health education practices which demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity. CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations. DOCTORS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH – EL SALVADORE Join Doctors for Global Health’s (DGH’s) longest-running project in Estancia, a village in the mountains of Northeast El Salvador. Work closely with health promoters and a team of local leaders in providing excellent clinical care and advocacy to poor, sick patients. This program is looking for Spanish-speaking physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, or fourth year medical students willing to make a 3-12 month commitment to DGH’s partner organization. They are placing volunteers immediately, and looking through end of 2010; their greatest need is July-September 2009. More details EINSTEIN’S SUMMER INSTITUTE IN GLOBAL HEALTH Students can travel to India this summer and learn to become change agents for global health through Einstein’s Center for Public Health Sciences. In this unique four-week program, they will study the increasing role globalization plays on ethical issues in health in New York and in India, while immersing themselves in Indian culture. HEALTH BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL – PERU Health Bridges International has an on-going community clinic, water filtration and public health program in Lima and Arequipa. They have had students involved from a variety of medical schools – including OHSU. There are numerous opportunities for medical and health professions students to be involved, such as in community health research, direct patient care rotations and public health infrastructure development. In addition, placements (for up to 9 months) are available for elective rotations. HBI in-country site information HILLSIDE CLINIC – BELIZE At the Hillside Clinic in Belize physician responsibilities include oversight for medical students, direct patient care that occurs in their clinic and on mobile clinics as well as home visitation. They work closely with and have excellent credibility with the Belizean Ministry of Health. We provide accommodations for physician volunteers at no charge and have drivers available to help with your transportation needs. The experience is wonderful and the work is much appreciated. If you are interested – please email Jeff Hartman at or call him at (608) 751-7672. IFMSA ROTATIONS – GLOBAL The International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) is an established federation of medical student associations from across the world. It is recognized as an important non-governmental organization and collaborative partner by WHO, UNESCO, other UN agencies and several INGOs, such as the Global Health Forum. IFMSA’s exchange program is well-established and offers medical students throughout the world the opportunity to participate in clerkships, research activities, exchanges, and electives across the world. INTERHEALTH SOUTH AMERICA Interhealth South America Study and service program in Ecuador for medical students and resident physicians. INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ALLIANCE – GUATEMALA General Medical Elective Course – Malnutrition Services and Maternal Child Health. U.S. IHA offers a 4 week elective in Peten Guatemala for students, residents and professionals in the allied health fields. This program offers an overview of the major issues in International Health: Malnutrition Maternal child health Infectious disease Impact of culture and infrastructure on health The focus of the elective is based on a morbidity survey of 100 communities from all parts of the Peten done in March, 2000. Students attending the program for the first time rotate through 4 clinical sites each of which addresses one of the major health issues impacting the Peten. Details Community Service – International Health Alliance recognizes the important role of infrastructure in creating and maintaining a healthy environment. For this reason in addition to their role in medicine they have begun community development projects in the areas of construction, education and sanitation. They look forward to your professional expertise as a volunteer as they embark upon these new projects. Business Service Agricultural Development (clean water project) Educational Services (training of health promoters) Community Development (pharmacy construction and management) IHA Guatemala in-country site information More IHA Peten, Guatemala information INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RELIEF International Medical Relief provides medical, dental and surgical care to under-served and vulnerable people around the world through medical mission trips. IMR recruits qualified medical teams and offers short-term assignments for volunteer doctors, dentists and other health care professionals as well as non-medical volunteers to conduct overseas medical clinics in areas where health care is limited or difficult to obtain. JFR FOUNDATION The Jessie F. Richardson Foundation creates and disseminates proven, sustainable, and replicable models which improve the lives of vulnerable older adults, particularly in developing areas, through education, training, and technical assistance. MECOR PROGRAM FOR PULMONOLOGISTS The primary aim of the ATS MECOR Program is capacity building for research, based on the idea that individuals with skills in research are needed develop, design and carry out studies to identify and quantify the burden of lung disease in their country and to develop, implement and evaluate interventions that are likely to be effective in their settings. MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters. MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH) PALAU This is an internship program with the Epidemiology Department of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Palau, part of the large island group of Micronesia. Palau in-country site information OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OPPORTUNITIES – IE3 GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OHSU students now have an opportunity to participate in the Oregon University System’s IE3 Global Internships program. The program offers several health related placements in various international locations. Initiated in 1996, the program has operated successfully, placing nearly 2000 students in a wide range of professional settings and locations. Most placements are in the area of public health and are not in clinical settings. OHSU IE3 Campus Adviser: Jay D. Kravitz, MD, MPH PANAMA GLOBAL CONNECTIONS Panama Global Connection facilitates transformative education experiences that promote global leadership potential and the development of intercultural relationships. Panama Global Connection is a family owned business with representatives in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and the United States.Educators and other group leaders are offered the opportunity to create customized courses and trips with the help of Panama Global Connection staff. Courses are researched and coordinated by an experienced educator and staff. Courses are tailored to the needs of the primary course instructor. PROJECT HELPING HANDS Project Helping Hands is a non-affiliated not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating culturally sensitive growth opportunities for volunteers to provide health and medical intervention programs for those lacking access; to develop sustainable, locally-run health promotion and prevention programs, and to assist with the basic life needs of the less fortunate in developing nations. SOIL (COMPOSTING TOILETS) – HAITI Sustainable Organic Integrate Livelihoods (SOIL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting soil resources, empowering communities and transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. STIKES ADVAITA MEDICAL COLLEGE Advaita Medical College (STIKES Advaita Medika Tabanan) offers Global Health Summer classes for students and health care professionals in Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. Details THE HARAMBEE CENTRE – KENYA The Harambee Centre welcomes all health care professionals and all students to volunteer at the Chelwe Clinic in Kenya. The Centre connects the people of the Pacific Northwest with the people and cultures of Africa. Harambee means “Let’s pull together” in Kiswahili; their logo is the Ashanti adinkra for strength. The mission of the Harambee Centre is to pull people together for the good of the global community. We believe that multicultural education and intercultural exchange are essential to building genuine understanding, respect and enduring relationships among diverse peoples. The Harambee Centre is a successful organization because of the immense efforts of its volunteers. Whether donating time, money, resources or expertise, volunteers continue to make a huge difference. Chelwe Clinic (Harambee Center) in-country site information THE RAY OF HOPE FOUNDATION – KENYA The Ray of Hope Foundation The Ray of Hope Foundation is recruiting medical, PA, nursing and midwifery students with at least one clinical rotation; plus nurse practitioner students and residents for the initial rotations. They hope to expand the rotation to include dental, engineering, pharmacy, public health, research and pre-professional students in the 2010 academic year. The Foundation was formed in 2003 by OHSU’s Dr. Teresa F. Gipson, a family physician with over ten years of experience working with vulnerable, underserved populations in the U.S. and abroad. It is dedicated to the promotion of health, healing, medicine and education to the global community through exchange of volunteers, technology, training, medical supplies and education programming. Ray of Hope in-country site information THE SOUTH TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (STEER) PROGRAM The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) program at the University of Texas School of Medicine-San Antonio (UTSOMSA) provides in vivo training experiences at the US-Mexico Border for medical students, residents and other health professionals in an unusual and informative setting. The setting distinguishes it from other programs in the Nation.; H1N1 Influenza, drug-resistant tuberculosis, rabies, pesticides, and air and water pollutants do not respect borders and have the potential to affect the US population. The program invites students to step outside a treatment-based medicine paradigm and into a preventative one. Oregon Health & Science University Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research. © 2001-2014 Oregon Health & Science University OHSU is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution. 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In exercising this authority, NCI collaborates to advance cancer research, build expertise, and leverage resources across nations to address the global burden of cancer and reduce cancer deaths. Enabling the open exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas is critical in these efforts. NCI advances the delivery of cancer information and care to people around the world through its international cancer control and research programs. The programs and activities highlighted below are just a sample of the work being done by NCI scientists, our grantees, and our international partners. Global Cancer Burden – Quick Facts: Cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 12 million deaths in 2030. The most common cancers worldwide are lung, breast, large intestine (colon and rectum), stomach, and prostate. The cancer that causes the most deaths overall is lung cancer, followed by stomach and liver cancer. Some cancers are more common in developed countries: prostate, breast, and colon. Liver, stomach, and cervical cancer are more common in developing countries. Explore by Cancer Topics: Basic and Clinical Research Bioinformatics Building Capacity and Infrastructure Cancer Control and Prevention Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials Funding Opportunities Quality of Care Training Explore by Region: Africa Asia Australia Canada Europe Latin America Middle East Cancer Topics: Basic and Clinical Research AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) AMC is an NCI-supported clinical trials group founded in 1995 to support innovative trials for HIV-associated malignancies. It is composed of eight Domestic Core Sites, four International Core Sites, and a number of affiliated sites that involve patients in AMC trials. This effort is supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy. Chernobyl Tissue Bank (CTB) CTB collects samples of tumors and normal tissues from people who were exposed to radioactive iodine in childhood. This project, which started in October 1998, is jointly funded by the European Commission, NCI, and the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation of Japan (SMHF). It is coordinated from Imperial College, London, and works with Institutes in Russia and the Ukraine to support local scientists and clinicians to manage and run a tissue bank containing specimens from patients who have developed thyroid tumors following exposure to radiation from the Chernobyl accident. NCI’s Division of Cancer Biology helps to fund and coordinate this program. Cohort Consortium The Cohort Consortium is an international collaboration of intramural and extramural investigators responsible for 41 independently funded cohorts containing over 4 million individuals across the globe. NCI formed this partnership to address the need for large-scale collaborations to pool the vast quantity of data and biospecimens needed to conduct a wide range of cancer studies. NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics is a partner in this initiative. The Breast and Prostate Cancer Consortium (BPCC) Initiated by the Cohort Consortium, BPCC investigators are searching for genetic determinants of breast and prostate cancer. Genetic variants in 50 genes related to steroid hormone and insulin-like growth factor activity are being assessed across an international series of cohorts to determine genetic predictors in these genes related to disease risk. Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) EGRP is supporting a growing number of national and international research consortia focusing on intradisciplinary and translational research on common and rare cancers. Cohort, case-control, and familial studies are included. This program is supported by NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Bioinformatics Biometric Research Branch (BRB) – ArrayTools Software developed for microarray data analysis by the Biometric Research Branch, the statistical and biomathematical component of the Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, has over 9,000 registered users in over 70 countries worldwide. Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) caBIG® connects the cancer community, including an expanding group of international collaborators. To date, 16 countries are using or evaluating caBIG® tools and technology to facilitate collaborative biomedical research in cancer and beyond. caBIG® was developed by NCI’s Center for Bioinformatics. Building Capacity and Infrastructure Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Program The NCI, in cooperation with other parts of the National Institutes of Health, provides awards to establish and maintain several CFARs that conduct research on the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection, AIDS, and AIDS-related malignancies. African CFAR collaborations include institutions in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The CFAR Program is supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy. Center for Global Health The Center for Global Health supports NCI’s goals of advancing global cancer research, building expertise, and leveraging resources across nations to address the burden of cancer and reduce cancer deaths worldwide. Enabling the open exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas is critical in these efforts. Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium (AICC) AICC brings together the governments of the United States and both parts of Ireland to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer among the Irish people, who have one of the highest rates of cancer in the Western world. AICC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. MECC Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) MECC was established 14 years ago as a unique partnership between the United States and the Ministries of Health of Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority. MECC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. Cancer Research in China The Center for Global Health promotes, supports, and informs the development of cooperative research projects between U.S. and Chinese scientists, research teams, and institutions to accelerate progress against cancer through programs focused on Cancer Research in China (International Cancer Research). Center for Global Health. International Cancer Research The Center for Global Health coordinates the NCI’s worldwide activities in a number of arenas focused on International Cancer Research, including establishing liaisons with foreign and international agencies; coordinating cancer research activities under formal agreements between the United States and other countries; planning and implementing international scientist exchange programs; sponsoring international workshops; and disseminating information to cancer communities worldwide. Cancer Research in Latin America Through an innovative partnership between NCI and the Fogarty International Center (FIC), the Center of Global Health manages programs focused on Cancer Research in Latin America to support and enhance cancer research and care in Latin America. United States-Latin America Cancer Research Network The network currently includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay and is responsible for developing a comprehensive understanding of the burden of cancer and the status of cancer research and cancer care infrastructures in Latin American countries, as well as building collaborative relationships to support high-quality research and clinical studies. This is a program of the Center for Global Health. Strengthening Capacity for Research for HIV-Associated Malignancies in Africa This initiative, supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy and co-funded by the Fogarty International Center, provides funding for innovative training programs designed to train African research teams in preparation for collaboration on future research projects. Cancer Control and Prevention American Russian Cancer Alliance (ARCA) ARCA brings together scientists and clinicians in the Russian Federation and the United States, including NCI, to share perspectives and reach a greater understanding of the burden of cancer. The partnership focuses its attention on two major areas of cancer research, radioimmuno-imaging and therapy, and tobacco control. Applied Research Program The NCI Applied Research Program (ARP) is actively engaged in international collaborative activities across the research continuum. ARP supports research in health services, health economics, risk factor monitoring and methods, and outcomes, including patient-reported outcomes. ARP is a program within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences . Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) To improve breast cancer outcomes in low- and middle-resource countries, BHGI created comprehensive, resource-sensitive, evidence-based clinical guidelines for breast health care and cancer control. NCI is a scientific partner. Chemopreventive Agent Development Research Group This group promotes and supports research on the development of chemoprevention agents, from preclinical studies to early phase I clinical trials. The research focuses on identifying and developing agents with the potential to block, reverse, or delay the early stages of cancer. This program is supported by NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention. Ghana Prostate Cancer Study This study is assessing the burden of prostate cancer among West African men using a population-based prostate cancer screening survey and a clinical survey of diagnosed prostate tumors. Ghanaian men and African American men, who have one of the world’s highest risks of prostate cancer, share genetic ancestry but have different lifestyle factors. International Tobacco Research Program The NCI Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) leads and collaborates on research, to disseminate evidence-based findings to prevent, treat, and control tobacco use worldwide. TCRB is a branch of the Behavioral Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Cancer Detection and Diagnosis AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) ACSR was established by NCI in 1994 to acquire, store, and equitably distribute tumor tissues, biological fluids, and associated clinical information from patients with HIV-associated malignancies to the scientific research community at large. NCI believes that prospective and longitudinal clinical samples collected across the timeline of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are pivotal to understanding the epidemic and its impact on cancer incidence. NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy supports this effort. Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) EDRN supports the creation of a national Network to discover and coordinate the evaluation of biomarkers and reagents for the early detection of cancer and the assessment of risk. This program is supported by NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention. International Leukemia/Lymphoma Molecular Profiling Project This project is an international 10-institution collaboration to establish a molecular classifica­tion of human lymphoid malignancies and define molecular correlations of clinical parameters that are useful in prognosis and in the choice of optimal therapy. Both NCI’s Center for Cancer Research and Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis participate in this effort. Cancer Treatment International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) INCTR is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1998 by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the Institut Pasteur in Brussels. INCTR aims to reduce mortality and morbidity of cancer in developing countries through a coordinated program of education, training, and the conduct of long-term collaborative projects related to early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care. NCI assists INCTR to achieve its goals by providing financial, technical, and intellectual support. Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) OCCAM supports a variety of international partnerships and collaborations because many complementary and alternative medicine treatments originate as traditional medicines from other countries. International Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer Treatment, China International Center for the Evaluation of East Asian Botanicals for Cancer, China Intramural Research Collaboration with Guang An Men Hospital, Beijing, China Research Collaboration with Kunming Institute of Botany, China Collaboration with State Key Lab of Chemistry for Natural Products, China Clinical Trials International Clinical Trials The Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), part of NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, works with members of the NCI-sponsored Clinical Trials Cooperative Groups and international partners to identify barriers to international collaboration and how best to overcome them. CTEP also shares best practices, provides technical assistance, and has developed a long-range plan for integrating trial sites outside the United States and Canada into the Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program. International Collaborations in Clinical Trials NCI website designed to facilitate designed to facilitate interactions between NCI-funded research teams and investigators outside the United States. Funding Opportunities Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Funding Opportunities DCCPS International Research Grants Portfolio Cancer Research in China Funding Opportunities International Cancer Research Funding Opportunities Quality of Care International Palliative Care Resource Center (IPCRC) IPCRC makes palliative care resources accessible for health care professionals, builds palliative care capacity worldwide, and provides a dynamic and constantly expanding website. NCI’s Center for Global Health provided funding for this collaborative effort. Training Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium Fellowships and Training The Consortium recognizes the importance of building a workforce with the skills and knowledge necessary to practice cancer control and thus sponsors a number of fellowships and training opportunities for scientists, physicians, and other public health professionals from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United States. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for fellowships or short-term training programs. NCI’s Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention One- or four-week courses take place each summer in Maryland for U.S. and international health professionals. The one-week course focuses on molecular prevention, and the four-week course focuses on the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control, during which attendees from many countries present an international perspective on cancer prevention during International Day. This program is coordinated through NCI’s Center for Cancer Training. NIH Visiting Program Each year, approximately 1,000 visiting scientists from more than 74 countries contribute to intramural research projects at NCI’s Center for Cancer Research through the NIH Visiting Program. Short-term Scientist Exchange Program (STSEP) NCI’s Center for Global Health Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program (STSEP) promotes collaborative research between established U.S. and foreign scientists from low, middle, and upper-middle income countries by supporting, in part, exchange visits of cancer researchers from foreign laboratories. United States-Japan Cooperative Cancer Research Program (USJCCRP) Formal researcher exchange programs exist through USJCCRP and are administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. The program supports scientific workshops and meetings to help advance cancer research and clinical care, creates networks among researchers and institutions, and promotes active participation in cancer research by women and young researchers. Programs by Region Africa NIH Partners with PEPFAR to Strengthen Medical Education in Africa The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a new initiative to strengthen medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR. The program, called the Medical Education Partnership Initiative, is a joint effort of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and 19 components of NIH. Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Program The NCI, in cooperation with other parts of the National Institutes of Health, provides awards to establish and maintain several CFARs that conduct research on the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection, AIDS, and AIDS-related malignancies. African CFAR collaborations include institutions in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The CFAR Program is supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy. Ghana Prostate Cancer Study This study is assessing the burden of prostate cancer among West African men using a population-based prostate cancer screening survey and a clinical survey of diagnosed prostate tumors. Ghanaian men and African American men, who have one of the world’s highest risks of prostate cancer, share genetic ancestry but have different lifestyle factors. Strengthening Capacity for Research for HIV-Associated Malignancies in Africa This initiative, supported by NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy and co-funded by the Fogarty International Center, provides funding for innovative training programs designed to train African research teams in preparation for collaboration on future research projects. Asia Aga Khan University, Clinical Research Unit, and caBIG® Joint Bioinformatics Management Initiative Clinical researchers at the Aga Khan University have installed the complete NCI cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®) Clinical Trials Suite and are preparing to collect data from multiple clinical trials. caBIG® Outreach in India NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) and India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and have been collaborating to create a common information technology platform for Indian and U.S. researchers to work on mutually identified projects. Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) OCCAM supports a variety of international partnerships and collaborations because many complementary and alternative medicine treatments originate as traditional medicines from other countries. International Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer Treatment, China International Center for the Evaluation of East Asian Botanicals for Cancer, China Intramural Research Collaboration with Guang An Men Hospital, Beijing, China Research Collaboration with Kunming Institute of Botany, China Collaboration with State Key Lab of Chemistry for Natural Products, China Cancer Research in China The Center for Global Health promotes, supports, and informs the development of cooperative research projects between U.S. and Chinese scientists, research teams, and institutions to accelerate progress against cancer through programs focused on Cancer Research in China (International Cancer Research). Center for Global Health. Shanghai Women’s Health Study This cohort study is assessing the role of occupational and environmental factors in the development of cancer among women. A number of analytic projects are ongoing, including the assessment of specific cancer risks in relation to anthropometric measurements, physical activity, and reproductive factors. U.S.-India Activities on Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS A U.S.-India Agreement supports innovative and basic research on strategies to prevent HIV infection and transmission through the collaborative efforts of U.S. and Indian investigators and their institutions. This program seeks to advance a multifaceted approach to prevention that addresses the role of other co-infections, behavioral and social interactions, epidemiologic factors, and co-morbidities associated with HIV transmission. United States-Japan Cooperative Cancer Research Program (USJCCRP) Formal researcher exchange programs exist through USJCCRP and are administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. The program supports scientific workshops and meetings to help advance cancer research and clinical care, creates networks among researchers and institutions, and promotes active participation in cancer research by women and young researchers. Australia BioGrid Australia/caBIG® Collaboration BioGrid Australia is actively collaborating with NCI’s cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®) development team to expand their grid capabilities. Canada Childhood Cancer Survivor Study This cohort of more than 14,000 five-year survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed at 25 U.S. and Canadian hospitals between 1970 and 1986 is being followed to assess the long-term risks of radiation and chemotherapy for second cancers of the breast, brain, thyroid gland, bone and soft tissue, skin, and salivary glands. Europe All-Ireland NCI Cancer Consortium AICC brings together the governments of the United States and both parts of Ireland to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer among the Irish people, who have one of the highest rates of cancer in the Western world. AICC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health The Netherlands The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM)/caBIG® Collaboration The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine—a consortium of five academic institutions and eight industry organizations across the Netherlands—is deploying several NCI cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®) applications in support of translational research. Latin America Cancer Research in Latin America Through an innovative partnership between NCI and the Fogarty International Center (FIC), the Center of Global Health manages programs focused on Cancer Research in Latin America to support and enhance cancer research and care in Latin America. United States-Latin America Cancer Research Network The network currently includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay and is responsible for developing a comprehensive understanding of the burden of cancer and the status of cancer research and cancer care infrastructures in Latin American countries, as well as building collaborative relationships to support high-quality research and clinical studies. This is a program of the Center for Global Health. Middle East MECC Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) MECC was established 14 years ago as a unique partnership between the United States and the Ministries of Health of Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority. MECC is administered by NCI’s Center for Global Health. We Can Answer Your Questions1-800-4-CANCERLiveHelp Online Chat NCI HomeContact UsPoliciesAccessibilityViewing FilesFOIASite HelpSite Map Follow Us

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