About the Author: About the Author: Krysten Carrera is a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. She presently serves in the Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO).
Dr. Jorge Gomez of the National Cancer Institute is on the front lines of the growing international effort to address the threat of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Dr. Gomez, Director of the Institute’s Office of Latin American Cancer Program Development, is spearheading collaborations with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay through the United States — Latin America Cancer Research Network (US-LA CRN). The Network engages at both the government to government and investigator levels to build cancer research capacity, provide specialized training and co-develop cancer research studies in those countries and in the United States.
“International research collaboration is critical to our success in fighting cancer, a problem so immense that we must gather ideas from scientists everywhere so that we can confront the disease in the most comprehensive… more »
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