A global forum for researchers, educators and policy makers to advance the prevention of cancer
The International Cancer Prevention Institute (ICPI) is a novel paradigm of a teaching and research institute, not limited by physical boundaries, with members belonging to various institutions throughout the world.
As a relatively small working group of people – the size of one or few academic departments – the ICPI can complement and enhance the impact of large organizations and pioneer/undertake new initiatives, especially as they relate to teaching, education and outreach platforms. Active research and development projects will serve as benchmarks of success and stepping stones for further development.
Aging population –> exponential cancer risk –> 75% of cancer deaths in the developing world
Urgent need of high level interdisciplinary training and research
WHAT MAKES ICPI UNIQUE?
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
Cancer prevention is a monumental and complex challenge composed of a multiplicity of specific tasks that vary greatly across regions, communities and individuals. Using small, focused working-groups allows us to scale-down to the level of these specific challenges, and effectively tailor our responses to the context in which they are required.
Our small size need not impede our reach. Taking advantage of the established networks of participating individuals and institutions, ICPI has developed a presence in multiple locations across Europe, the US, Asia, Australia and Africa.
ICPI is a truly “virtual institute”, not physically limited to a single location, but rather based on a dynamic and open platform to facilitate equitable global collaborations that work toward a common goal.
ICPI seeks out a unique mix of participants to form collaborations with a rich skillset and perspective.
We bring together basic researchers, clinicians, public health practitioners, policy makers and humanitarian organizations that have diverse skills but common goals.