Building sustainable and innovative research in cancer and cardiovascular disease: Planning the design and development of South American Center of Research Excellence in Chronic Non-communicable Diseases, SACREN (P20)

As the Latin American region completes its epidemiological, demographic and nutritional transition, there is an urgent need to improve strategies to reduce the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Since many of the risk factors are common to NCDs, especially cardiovascular and cancer, this study describes the design and development of the South American Center of Research Excellence in Chronic Non-communicable Diseases (SACREN), dedicated to establishing research related to the prevention and control of cancer and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

General aim

Design and development of South American Center of Research Excellence in Chronic Non-communicable Diseases (SACREN).

Specific aims

1. Follow-up within two cohort studies to find incidents of cancer in Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
2. Spatial analysis of the distribution of cancer cases in Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
3. The needs assessment in cancer research in Peru, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Design:

Study of planning and development of SACREN. This Center of Excellence conducts studies of analysis of secondary bases of projects that have ethical approval. Quantitative and qualitative designs are used for the different phases.

Results

In process

Contact

Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz, MD, MPH, PhD
antonio.bernabe@upch.pe

Location

Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay

Funding

National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the United States of America

Duration

2017 – 2019

Research team

Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz,
CRONICAS, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
J Jaime Miranda,
CRONICAS, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
Francisco Diez Canseco,
CRONICAS, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lena Brant,
CRONICAS, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
David Villarreal-Zegarra,
CRONICAS, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

Contributors:
Vilma Irazola, Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria, Argentina.
Santiago Melendi, Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria, Argentina.
Marilina Santero, Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria, Argentina.
Deborah Schrag, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, USA.

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