International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)

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1998, by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Pasteur Institute. Inaugural meeting Nov 1999, Antwerp (Belgium).


Assist in controlling cancer in developing countries through the development of infrastructure for cancer treatment and research and through collaboration with physicians and scientists in such countries; take advantage of unique opportunities to improve our understanding of factors (genetic and environmental) that predispose to various types of cancer.

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Conducts research in collaboration with developing countries, initial emphasis being on potentially curable cancers, haematological malignancies (leukaemias and lymphomas), cancers occurring in women and children and cancers associated with infectious diseases. Organizes international meetings and workshops on cancer in countries with limited resources.


 • Cancer Registration;

 • Clinical Research, including projects on coordination of disease-specific Strategy Groups; management of clinical research studies; administration of the INCTR Ethical Review Committee; education and training;

 • Oncology Nursing;

 • Palliative Access (PAX);

 • Pathology, including projects on central pathology review and implementation of iPath, a web-based programme for pathology training, histopathology review and consultation;

 • Paediatric Oncology.

 • Foundation Programmes and Projects: thematic workshops; cataloguing the evidence base and undertaking systematic review; training professionals and providing educational tools; building infrastructure for clinical trials; catalyzing and coordinating partnerships; community health centers.


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Consultative Status

World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 95 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

19. Jun 2012
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