The network has three main ambitions:
- Support and stimulate network.
- Encourage to and support comparative studies.
- Creating an environment for doing international collaborative studies.
The aim, therefore, of the Ca-PRI Network is to provide a mechanism by which researchers from different countries in this field can come together and share expertise and, ideally, develop new international collaborative proposals. Further:
- primary care and cancer research could benefit from access to larger and more diverse patient populations - studies in this field have typically been based on relatively small numbers and international collaboration is one mechanism through which more substantive studies might be developed
- there is much to be gained from comparing health data in areas such as early diagnosis, screening and survivorship from different countries
- differences in diagnostic intervals, survival, screening rates etc provide important clues in elucidating the most effective roles for primary care in cancer control.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:17