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The concept of IARC Research Teams was developed to facilitate the scientific work within and across IARC’s Research Branches by reducing the silo approach within Branches and introducing a more flexible modality of scientific collaboration on closely related research.

Teams are informal organizational units within a Research Branch or across Branches. The main task of a Team is to manage the implementation of two or more thematically related research or technical projects towards a common goal. The creation of Teams is based on needs and added value.

The rationale and purpose of Research Teams:

  • Clustering related research or technical projects and gaining synergies while minimizing duplication
  • Facilitating the development and achievement of larger goals
  • Enhancing the public health impact of projects
  • Enhancing flexibility and agility to use resources according to needs in a timely manner
  • Reducing the administrative burden
  • Creating leadership opportunities for early-career or mid-career personnel
  • Ensuring a stimulating and interactive research and work environment, including bringing together motivated and complementary individuals

Cancer-Focused Teams

  1. Oesophageal Cancer Team (ECA)
  2. Gastric Cancer Prevention Team (GCP)
  3. Oral Cancer Team (OCT)
Functional Cancer Genomics

Functional Cancer Genomics Team

  1. Rare Cancers Genomics Team (RCG)

Metabolism Teams

  1. Onco-Metabolomics Team (OMB)
  2. Metabolic Epidemiology Team (MET)
  3. Hormones and Metabolism Team (HorM)
Methodological Innovations

Methodological Innovations Teams

  1. Risk Assessment and Early Detection Team (RED)
  2. Population-Based Long-Term Surveillance Team (LTS)
  3. Biostatistics and Data Integration Team (BDI)
  4. Lifestyle Exposure and Interventions Team (LEI)
Cancer in Informative Populations

Cancer in Informative Populations Teams

  1. Nutrition, Cancer, and Multimorbidity Team (NCM)
  2. Occupational Cancer Epidemiology Team (OCE)
Cancer, Public Health, and Society

Cancer, Public Health, and Society Teams

  1. Cancer Inequalities Team (CIN)
  2. Health Economics and Cancer Team (HEC)
  3. Public Health Decision Science Team (PHDS)
  4. Research for Implementation Team (RFI)
WHO Global Initiatives

IARC Teams related to WHO Global Initiatives

  1. IARC Global Breast Cancer Initiative (GBCI) Team
  2. IARC Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative (CCEI) Team
  3. IARC Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) Team

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