Presentation on theme: "NCI’s International Perspective"— Presentation transcript:
1 NCI’s International Perspective Ben Prickril, Ph.D.International Programs OfficerOffice of International AffairsNational Cancer Institute
2 NCI and NIH27 Institutes and Centers make up the National Institutes of Health. NCI is largest of these, with budget of 5 billion dollars.NCI coordinates the Nation’s research program on cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and control.NCI established by Congress in Programs were intensified in 1971 after passage of the National Cancer Act.NCI initiated cancer control programs internationally to better use knowledge gained through cancer research.
3 Organizational Structure of NCI OIA Monitors international activities across NCIOIA Manages certain international activities
4 Striking the Balance in NCI’s International Activities Utilizing Existing InternationalResearch InfrastructureTo Maximize Shorter-TermReturn on Investment in Discovery(Working Primarily withDeveloped Countries)Building Research InfrastructureWhere it is Currently LimitedAnd Engaging in “Health Diplomacy”On the Part of U.S. Government(Working mainly with Developing Countries)MainlyResearchCollaborationsMainlyCapacityBuildingvs.
5 NCI Foreign Grants & Contracts (FY09) 73 Foreign Research Grants & 4 Research ContractsTotaling $29.5 MillionIn FY09, NCI funded a total of 5,179 Research Project GrantsContractsDollars (1000’s)
7 Perspective of the NIH Director on Global Health “And we should…make sure we’re focused not just on doing research in those countries but helping them develop their own research capacity in the longer term.”NIH DirectorDr. Francis CollinsAddress to NIH staff 17 August 2009
8 NCI’s International Mandate in Legislation The National Cancer Act of 1971 and subsequent follow-up legislation specifically emphasize an international presence in directing that NCI:“…support:(A) research in the cancer field outside the United States by highly qualified foreign nationals which can be expected to benefit the American people;(B) collaborative research involving American and foreign participants; and(C) the training of American scientists abroad and foreign scientists in the United States.”
9 NCI International Visitors 211917291814653AlbaniaArgentinaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBoliviaBrazilBulgariaCameroonCanadaChileChinaColombiaCroatiaCzech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorEgypt12433851361464153258113963EthiopiaFinlandFranceGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIrelandIsraelItalyJapanJordanKenyaKorea, SouthLebanon125431730MacedoniaMalaysiaMexicoMongoliaMoroccoNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigeriaNorwayPakistanPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSenegalSerbiaSierra Leone6242118133SingaporeSlovakiaSouth AfricaSpainSri LankaSudanSwedenSyriaTaiwanTanzaniaThailandTunisiaTurkeyUkraineUnited KingdomUruguayUzbekistanVenezuelaVietnamYemenOne way in which NCI builds capacity for research is through shorter-term and longer-term visits to NCI by international scientists. Over 1000 visitors from about 80 countries come to NCI each year.
10 Summer Curriculum Syllabus Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course Module 1: Introduction to the Cancer ProblemInternational Day: Cancer Prevention: An International PerspectiveModule 2: Diet, Physical Activity, and Cancer PreventionModule 3: Application of Cancer Prevention MethodsModule 4: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control of Site-Specific TumorsModule 5: Occupational Environmental Exposures in CancerModule 6: Behavioral Science and Community InterventionsSpecial Lecture: Advances in Cancer PreventionModule 7: Health Disparities and Cancer Prevention in Diverse PopulationsModule 8: Ethics, Law, and Policy in Cancer Prevention and ControlModule 9: Disseminating Scientific KnowledgeSpecial Lecturer 2009Funmi Olapade
11 International Students Supported By OIA By Year and Region (306 total from LMIC’s)
12 Palliative care adds not only life to days but days to life. Early Palliative Care Improves Survival & Improves Mental State of PatientsPatients with lung cancerMedian survival:EPC = 11.6 monthsSC = 8.9 monthsPalliative care adds not only life to days but days to life.
13 OIA Website as a Gateway to NCI International http://oia.cancer.gov/ Point-and-click selection of region of interestFeatures NCI staff working internationally
14 For more details on any aspect of the presentation, contact: Today’s Presentation Was Intended to Highlight the “Tip of the Iceberg”For more details on any aspect of the presentation, contact:Ben Prickril, PhD