National Cancer Center


The National Cancer Center was approved to be established by the State Commission Office of Public Sectors Reform (SCOPSR) on August 24, 2009. It is under the management of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and based on the Cancer Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Academician Jie He is director of the center.

National Cancer Center is a leading state organization in charge of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Its main duties include: assisting NHFPC in working out national plan for cancer prevention and treatment; forming the national coordination network for that purpose and organizing cancer registration and other information collection; drafting technical norms and standards for cancer diagnosis and treatment; promoting the development and usage of effective prevention and treatment technologies and exploring relevant service models; conducting national scientific research on cancer prevention and control; carrying out relevant training, academic exchanges and international cooperation; and undertaking other tasks assigned by NHFPC.

Since its foundation, the center has earnestly implemented the national strategy of "prevention-treatment integration with focus on the former" for cancer prevention and control, organized national work and actively studied policies in that area, and worked out the medium- and long-term development plan and the three-year action plan for that purpose. The center has worked hard on cancer information collection and continuously released China cancer reports, promoted cancer screening and early diagnosis and treatment and explored cancer prevention and control service models, formulated and improved clinical norms and quality control standards for the diagnosis and treatment of common cancers, and organized standard trainings to comprehensively enhance the nation's ability to prevent and treat cancers. It has carried out research on cancer basics, clinical work and prevention, and undertaken several major projects in that area, and the project "study and application of key technologies for standardized treatment of esophagus cancer" won the first prize of National Award for Scientific and Technological Progress. As one of the first organizations certified as national clinical medical research centers on malignant cancers, the National Cancer Center has primarily established a national research network of cancer prevention and treatment based on provincial-level cancer hospitals and cancer projects. It has standardized the popularization of scientific knowledge about cancers, organized public welfare activities to raise people's awareness of them, and joined multiple other cancer centers at home and abroad for academic exchange and international cooperation.