Cancer Cntrol and Prevention Program

The ICO Cancer Prevention and Control Program aims to reduce the impact of cancer in the population. For this aim we research, assess and intervene on primary cancer prevention, early diagnosis, and health services research. We also develop information materials, provide health education, and offer advice to institutions, professionals and associations. The main areas of work deal with monitoring mortality, incidence, risk factors and preventive activities related to cancer prevention, research on cancer risk factors, secondary prevention and screening programs for cancer.

The program is divided in 3 units: Biomarkers and Susceptibility Unit, Tobacco Control Unit, Screening Unit