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Yale: National Cancer Center Partnership to Advance Cancer Research at Yale School of Public Health

A new partnership with the National Cancer Center of China (NCCC) will provide new opportunities for collaborative research, clinical trials and workforce training at the Yale School of Public Health, Yale Cancer Center and Yale Institute for Global Health.

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed May 1, seeks to advance research on cancer outcomes and cancer prevention and control. It includes exploration of a potential joint Cancer Outcome Research Center between the partners.

“This is a great thrill for us,” said Dr. Sten H. Vermund, dean of the Yale School of Public Health. “We are exquisitely aware of China’s global leadership in the 21st century and …we know China intends to be a leading light in clinical care and in research of all kinds.”

Under the agreement, NCCC and Yale researchers will work together to obtain grant funding for basic and translational research involving cancer prevention, early detection, clinical trials, genome analysis and epidemiologic study.

The partners will share scientific information and identify areas for future collaboration in cancer care, such as pathology, surgical and medical oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine. The parties will also host joint conferences and workshops and develop workforce training programs for students, residents, fellows and early career health professionals.