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External Cooperation

As cancer is a worldwide public health problem, concerted efforts are needed to address the challenges that
the global community face in the fight against cancer. NCC tries to pursue mutually beneficial cooperative relations
with other organizations in and out of Korea by actively joining partnership activities.

International Cooperation

WHO Collaborating Center

200507
Designated as a World Health Organization(WHO) Collaborating Center for Cancer Registration, Prevention and Early Detection
201011
Held WHO Joint International Workshop on Control of Cancer as a Part of Non-communicable Disease
201111
Held WHO-IAEA Satellite Meeting
201212
Held Intercountry Workshop for NCD Surveillance and Monitoring
201306
Held WHO Workshop on Cancer Leadership and Capacity Building for Cancer Control
201409
Held Intercountry Workshop for NCD Surveillance and Reporting of Voluntary Global Targets
201411
Participated in the First Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific
201504
Participated in the 1st workshop for Networking within the WHO Collaborating Centers in Korea
201506
WHO Workshop on Leadership and Capacity-Building for Cancer Control
201507
Participated in the 1st workshop for Networking within the WHO Collaborating Centers in Korea
201509
Participated in the Meeting of WHO/WPRO – Alliance of WHO Collaborating Centres in Korea
201606
WHO Workshop on Leadership and Capacity-Building for Cancer Control
201608
WHO Workshop on NCD Surveillance and Monitoring Systems
WHO Collaborating Center

IARC

The Korean government joined the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a full member country in 2006. As the national contact point for this Lyon-based international research organization devoted to cancer prevention worldwide, NCC is actively participating in collaborative programs with the IARC by concluding an MOU at Lyon on 2008 and 2013. Also, NCC and the IARC have held joint international courses with the themes below.

200608
Held International Course on Molecular Cancer Epidemiology
200808
Held International Course on Molecular Cancer Epidemiology
201409
Held Cancer Registry Training Course
IARC

NCI

200607
A Letter of Intent to cooperate was exchanged with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the U.S. in July 2006.
Forms of cooperation include conducting coordinated research projects; education, exchange and training ofscientists; exchange of delegations and materials; information and technology sharing in support of activitiesof mutual interest; meetings and scientific conferences
201101
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was exchanged with the National Cancer Institute of theU.S. in January 2011.
Forms of cooperation include collaborative basic and translational biomedical research projects; exchanging scientists, materials, and information, coordinating, planning, and attending scientific meetings, workshops, andsymposia, training activities and consultations, publishing scientific findings, analysis of tumors that are rare in the U.S. and/or Korean populations
201504
The president of NCC Korea, Dr. Lee Kang Hyun, and the deputy director of NIH U.S., Dr. Michael Gottesman, met in the Inaugural Symposium on U.S. NIH-Korea Collaborative Biomedical Research on 17 April 2015.
201510
The NCC Korea joined hands with the U.S. National Institutes of Health to launch a large-scale precision medicine research cohort to combat cancer. The NCC Korea hopes to establish a large-scale precision medicine cohort on cancer, which can be used in the future real-time policy of national cancer management. The KNIH signed a cooperative agreement with NIH director Francis S. Collins at the U.S. institute’s headquarters in Washington. Following the agreement, NCC Korea discussed detailed plans for cooperative measures.
201612
Held Korea-U.S. Precision Medicine Symposium. Based on feedback and experience shared from this symposium, Korea-U.S. continue to strengthen the development and implementation of Precision Medicine in public health area.
UICC

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

201507
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was exchanged with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center of the U.S. in July 2015.
Forms of cooperation include discussions and programs in the following areas of oncology: clinical cancer prevention and screening practices; population health data systems and operational prioritization; community-based actions in cancer control; related cancer prevention and control research; and drug development with focus on prevention and control
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

ANCCA

NCC played a pivotal role in establishing the Asian National Cancer Centers Alliance (ANCCA), a regional cooperative network for cancer, by hosting its inauguration meeting in September 2005. Nine cancer organizations from Asia joined the network, including the NCC of both Japan and Singapore. From the 3rd meeting, 2009 held at China, India jointed this alliance as the 10th nation. At the 5th meeting, held at NCC Korea in 2014, the 13 directors of Asian National Cancer Centers and 10 delegates came to the ANCCA meeting.

201212
Exchange of Letters with the National Institute for Cancer Control Vietnam
Exchange of Letters with the National Cancer Institute Thailand
Exchange of Letters with the National Cancer Center Singapore
Exchange of Letters with the National Cancer Center Mongolia
IARC

APOCP

Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention(APOCP) has been organized in 2002 to promote an increased awareness in all areas of cancer prevention/control and to stimulate research and practical intervention approaches. In November 2011 the 5th Regional Conference of APOCP was held in NCC, Korea titled “Towards’ Cancer Prevention for All’ in the Asia-Pacific Region”. Currently the 3rd president of NCC(Keun-Young Yoo) is the Secretary-General of the APOCP from 2006.

201104
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Cancer Center and the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention/Union International for Cancer Control-Asian Regional Office
10
Held the 5th Regional Conference of Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention(APOCP-RC)
APOCP

NCC, Japan

An agreement of cooperation in the form of joint declaration was made with the National Cancer Center of Japan (NCC, Japan) in August, 2001. As a part of this partnership, each center organizes a joint cancer research workshop annually by turn.

201607
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in Cancer Research between NCC, Republic of Korea and NCC Japan
NCC, Japan

CICAMS

An agreement of cooperation in the form of joint declaration was made with the Cancer Institute & Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) of the people's republic of China in August 2010.

201008
An agreement of cooperation in the form of joint declaration was made with the Cancer Institute & Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) in Goyang, Korea
201308
the 1st China-Korea Cancer Control Workshop in Beijing, China
201405
the 2nd China-Korea Cancer Control Workshop in Seoul, Korea
201510
the 3rd China-Korea Cancer Control Workshop in Beijing, China
201609
the 4th China-Korea Cancer Control Workshop in Seoul, Korea
CICAMS

The others

201011
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Semey State Medical University and Semey Oncology Center in Kazakhstan Invited Educational Program from Kazakhstan in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Cancer Hospital
201106
Asian Pacific Quitline Workshop
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10
Long-term fellowship Program invited from Kazakhstan in fields of medical imaging toward for completeness of the Invited educational program in cancer diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer hospital
11
Held the 4th International Cancer Control Congress(ICCC4)
201205
Held the 51th Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group
201612
The MoU made with the Haikou Municipal Hospital(Affiliated Haikou Hospital of Xiangya Medical School Central South University) in Shenzhen, China
The others

Domestic Cooperation

NCC made a cooperative agreement with many universities in the field of cancer research, education, exchange of personnel, facilities & equipment.

  • Seoul National University Hospital (October 2000)
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology (July 2004)
  • Ewha Womans University (October 2007)
  • Sungkyunkwan University (November 2007)
  • College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University (May 2009)
  • Chung-ang University (May 2009)
  • Dong-guk University (November 2009)
  • Youn-sei University (November 2009)
  • Gachon University (December 2016)

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation are also made with many related organization in health and we are work closely with below institutes.

  • National Health Insurance (May 2007)
  • Health Insurance Review & Assessment (July 2007)
  • Korea Food & Drug Administration(September 2008)
  • Nine Regional Cancer Centers (December 2008)
  • Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology (January 2009)
  • Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (June 2009)
  • Goyang City (July 2009)
  • Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business(July 2009)
  • The Korea International Cooperation Agency (April 2010)
  • Korea Tourism Organization (July 2010)
  • OncoVenture & Korea Research Institute of Bioscience, Biotechnology(Nov 2011)
  • Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (January 2012)
  • 12 Regional Cancer Centers (January 2012)
  • Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (January 2012)
  • Center for Drug Development Assistance, Korea Food & Drug Administration(February 2012)
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (February 2012)
  • Korea Institute of Drug Safety & Risk Management (September 2012)
  • NCC-SK Chemicals Contract for Technology Transfer of Cancer Diagnostics by Low Mass Ion Discriminant Equation (December 2012)
  • Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (February 2013)
  • National Health Insurance (May 2013)
  • National Pension Service (May 2013)
  • Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (November 2013)
  • NCC-Hanlim Pharmaceuticals Contract for Technology Transfer of Nano-Fluorescence Marker for Operation (November 2013)
  • NCC-Boryung Pharmaceuticals Contract for Technology Transfer of Gene Therapeutics for Liver Cancer(December 2013)
  • Seoul National University Dental Hospital (April 2014)
  • The Academy of Korean Studies (April 2014)
  • National Health Insurance Service (May 2014)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (June 2014)
  • Korea Industrial Complex Corp. (February 2015)
  • Chung-Ang University Hospital (April 2015)
  • Asan Medical Center (August 2015)
  • Gyeonggi Goyang Office of Education (October 2015)
  • Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital (October 2015)
  • Myongji Hospital (October 2015)
  • National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital (November 2015)
  • Macrogen (April 2016)
  • National Health Insurance Service (May 2016)
  • Korea Cancer Society (May 2016)
  • Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) (July 2016)
  • Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (August 2016)