Following the rapid economic development and the severe environmental deterioration during the past threedecades, human cancer risk has been increasing rapidly in China. Cancer now is the number one killer inChina and the costs for cancer treatment in 2006 reached more than 20% of the annual total medical costsin China, and this number is actually considered to be seriously underestimated. Facing the graveconsequence of the ever increasing cancer burden in China; realizing that nationwide deterioration inenvironmental conditions and human health could jeopardize the economic development, the Chinesegovernment has taken major steps to prevent and control cancer. China, however, faces many challenges inconfronting and battling the war against cancer. One of the major shortcomings for cancer prevention andcontrol in China today is the severe lack of well-trained personnel in all major areas of cancer studies. Theprimary goal of this application is to secure the resources necessary to build a center of excellence inresearch and teaching in cancer studies within the Cancer Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences(CI-CAMS, the designated China National Cancer Center), which is mandated by the central government tobe responsible for China's cancer prevention and control. The resources will be used to (1) train scientistsurgently needed in the CI-CAMS to develop appropriate strategies to better understand and more effectivelyrespond to the emerging threat from the increasing cancer burden in China; (2) build an infrastructure thatwill allow CI-CAMS to function as a national center for teaching and research in cancer-related studies; and(3) strengthen China's National Cancer Registration Office to function as a national center of excellence forcoordinating and monitoring China's cancer registration. The training goals will be achieved through trainees,selected from faculty and existing pre/post-doctoral programs at CI-CAMS, who will receive education andmentoring at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) through long-term/intermediate/short-term training orworkshops and internet-based tutorial system. The training will emphasize principles and methods in majorareas of cancer epidemiology and biostatistics. This training program will be administered by a ProgramFaculty with representation from both CI-CAMS and Yale University. Yale University, YSPH in particular, hasa strong history of prior research and training collaborations with China. We anticipate that trainees of thisprogram will be uniquely qualified to be future leaders in the field of cancer research in China.

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Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
Type
International Research Training Grants (D43)
Project #
7D43TW008323-06
Application #
9021249
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BDA-L (50))
Program Officer
Michels, Kathleen M
Project Start
2009-08-08
Project End
2015-07-31
Budget Start
2015-02-01
Budget End
2015-07-31
Support Year
6
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$60,000
Indirect Cost
$4,444
Name
Brown University
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
001785542
City
Providence
State
RI
Country
United States
Zip Code
02912
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