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Title of Collaborative Activity:

International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) is a voluntary consortium of screening practitioners who work in countries that are planning for or implemented population-based cancer screening programs with the mission of reducing the burden of cancer by promoting dialogue and collaborative cancer screening research, evaluation and dialogue regarding the effectiveness of context-specific evidence-based cancer screening programs, including promotion, recruitment and follow-up among other relevant topics. ICSN goals include: 1. To provide global leadership in cancer screening research and evaluation by organizing scientific studies, biennial conferences, consultations, mentorship, training, and by publishing collaborative papers. 2. To create a community of screening practitioners (researchers, evaluators, implementers and screening program staff) to exchange data, evidence, ideas and experiences that advance the field of cancer screening. 3. To assist in the design of studies to evaluate the process and effectiveness of cancer screening programs; to evaluate and promote innovation in cancer screening through new technologies; to enhance the screening process for treatment of screen-detected lesions, among other topics. 4. To be a source of education and dialogue about basic aspects of cancer screening as well as advanced and emerging concepts and technology. 5. To include membership who conducts cancer screening research, develop infrastructure for cancer screening, and establish programs whose goal is to deliver the highest quality health care while producing the maximum benefit to the population and minimizing its harms.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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