Cancer Research Center of Excellence

The CEDIC is dedicated to research and training in the prevention, early detection and control of cancer. It is a joint project of the Institute of Clinical and Health Effectiveness (IECS), the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, United States. It was born in 2010 as a result of a call from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the United States, part of the National Institutes of Health of the United States (NIH).

Our Goals


Evidence Generation

Production of solid evidence on the epidemiology of cancer and its relationship with socioeconomic factors.


Overcoming Gaps

Creation of a platform to close the gap between research and the effective application of cancer health practices, policies and programs.


Measurable Impact

Achieve measurable improvements in the medium and long term in various indicators of oncological diseases.


Our Mission

We seek to produce evidence on the epidemiology of cancer in the region of the Americas and its relationship with social determinants of health. We focus on the effects of implementing screening programs and other interventions to prevent, improve early detection, and reduce cancer-related morbidity and mortality.

CEDIC is distinguished by its team of highly specialized health professionals, who have vast experience in research and teaching.