Dr Arunah Chandran, a Public Health Officer in the Early Detection, Prevention, and Infections Branch at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has been elected as one of the co-chairs of the Cancer Research Programme of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).
Dr Chandran is part of the Access Cancer Care India project, which focuses on affordable, integrated early detection of multiple cancer types to improve equitable cancer outcomes among rural populations in India.
On her appointment as co-chair, Dr Chandran said, “As cancer researchers, we represent a broad constituency working on diverse research problems using wide-ranging models. We may be senior researchers, early career scientists, clinicians, or a combination of these. The Cancer Research Programme can harness the strength of this diverse community by bringing us together to leverage our collective knowledge and experiences.”
IARC is currently party to three GACD grant agreements for implementation research.