Cancer Research Center of Excellence (CEDIC)
- The Center for Excellence in Cancer Research (CEDIC) is aimed at developing research studies and skill training activities related to prevention, early detection and cancer management.
- The CEDIC is a joint project of IECS; Peru’s Cayetano Heredia University, from Lima, Peru; and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston, United States. It was created in 2010 after a request from theUnited States National Cancer Institute (NCI), under the scope of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Its goal is to produce evidence on cancer epidemiology in the region of the Americas, on its relationship with the socioeconomic variables and, especially, on the effects of implementing screening programs and other interventions to prevent, increase early detection and reduce morbidity and mortality related to cancer.
- CEDIC’s objective is to create a platform that allows to close the gap between the evidence resulting from research and the effective implementation of policies and programs by the health system decision makers so that measurable improvements can be achieved at medium and long term in the different indicators of this condition.
CEDIC is one of the three centers under the Department of Research on Chronic Diseases.