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Reducing Burden of Global Cancer through Health Equity, New Technology

The National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health is embracing health equity and developing new technologies to advance cancer research and decrease cancer deaths worldwide.

Health equity and the Affordable Cancer Technologies Program are helping the National Cancer Institute achieve its mission of significantly lowering cancer rates around the world. NCI’s Center for Global Health has adopted health equity as a core value to ensure that patients benefit from cancer research no matter their financial status as well as create opportunities for young people from low-income countries who want to pursue a career in cancer research. NCI also recently launched the second phase of the program to run until 2028. Center Director Dr. Satish Gopal said the program will commit up to $60 million to developing new tech and tools that will support global cancer control by improving cancer screenings and treatments.

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