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Five Ways our Research Changes the World


We are training the next generation of cancer researchers. Hundreds of trainees each year come from all over the world and the U.S. from high school to pre- and postdoctoral fellowships and subspecialty training for physician-scientists. The CCR offers a training environment that is second-to-none in scientific mentorship and quality of life. Learn more

Our Research Teams Collaborate All Across the Globe with map

Collaborating Internationally

Our researchers join forces with scientists all over the world to carry out research that uncovers new knowledge in the pursuit of a cancer-free world. Explore our research here.

Estimated Cervical Cancer Incidence Worldwide in 2012 with map

Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of 266,000 annually. Nearly all cases are caused by HPV. But with the advent of the HPV vaccine, which was pioneered by CCR researchers Douglas Lowy, M.D., and John Schiller, Ph.D., prevention of this disease is possible. Read more about Lowy’s and Schiller’s ongoing work here.

Exploring Natural Products in Cancer Research with map (marine, plant, fungal, mix)
Natural product from the United States
Natural product from South America
Natural product from Antarctica, from the ocean
Natural product from Africa, from the ocean
Natural product from Asia, from the ocean
Natural product from Australia, from the ocean

Looking for Answers in Nature

Many of our researchers are exploring plants, sea life and other organisms collected from all over the world by NCI’s Natural Products Branch to see if these natural products may be candidates for drug development. Read more here.

Recent International Visitors at the Center for Cancer Research with map
A group of visitors from China with Dr. James Gulley
Dr. William Dahut and the Swedish Minister of Health
Visitors from Spain
Visitors from Thailand
Visitors from Egypt with Dr. Terry Fry
Visitors from Japan with Drs. Glenn Merlino and Helman
Visitors from Vietnam with Drs. Tim Greten and James Gulley

Connecting Distinguished International Colleagues

Every year we are honored to host colleagues from all over the globe to discuss our shared goals of helping patients with cancer through research and clinical trials. Learn more.