1. Plans, directs, develops, supports, coordinates and evaluates a national programme of cancer surveillance (electronic or otherwise) involving the collection and analysis of reliable data on magnitude and patterns of cancer so as to answer key questions about cancer incidence and mortality in different demographic and population settings
  2. Plans, facilitates and supports programmes of surveillance (electronic or otherwise) of other diseases (diabetes, CVD, stroke) involving the collection and analysis of reliable data on magnitude and patterns so as to answer key questions about disease incidence and mortality in different demographic and population settings
  3. Designs, undertakes and implements multi-registry/centric collaborative aetiologic research studies in-keeping with recent advances in epidemiological research
  4. Evolves, coordinates and evaluates a national standardised programme on patterns of patient care and survival in different anatomical sites of cancer,
  5. Plans and facilitates programmes on patterns of patient care and survival in diabetes, CVD and stroke;
  6. Develops human resources in use of disease data base and informatics for research with focus on multi-disciplinary approach - field, clinic, laboratory using the tool of electronic information technology; and, in the process help stimulate cross training and inter and multi - disciplinary research.
  7. Will actively seek public-private partnership to fulfill any of the objectives and/or mission statements stated above and/or specific function statements outlined below.
  1. The centre will closely work with the Ministry of Health, Government of India and other Central/State Government or other agencies to provide or plan to provide baseline information and technically help in designing, monitoring and evaluating control programmes and activities.
  2. The centre would encourage and extend technical support to all Central/Regional/State medical institutions and medical colleges, non-governmental or private centres for constituting and establishing data collection (on cancer, CVD, Diabetes and Stroke) in their institutions along internationally acceptable and nationally adaptable formats and standards. Use of the internet and electronic information networking will be a regular feature.
  3. Studies in aetiology will receive special focus through disease specific registers like lymphoma-leukaemia registry, childhood cancer registry and bone tumour registry etc. incorporating recent classifications based on immuno-phenotyping etc. so as to enable conduct of multi-centric epidemiological studies.
  4. Conduct studies in populations with exceptional or changing incidence rates or unusual environmental exposures.
  5. The centre will plan, innovate and integrate recent advances in communications and electronic information technology to develop the emerging field of health/disease informatics and develop software modules for data capture, checking and analysis.
  6. The centre will have active interaction on scientific topics and where feasible collaborative projects with related ICMR permanent centres/institutes like Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh, Institute of Pathology, New Delhi, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, Noida, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai etc. In the same way it will also interact with local institutions in Bangalore like the Indian Institute of Science, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, etc.
  7. The centre will create a Directory of on-going research in India on cancer, diabetes, CVD and stroke.
  • Primary focus: A nationwide data-base has already been established for cancer through the National Cancer Registry Programme and the Cancer Atlas Project. Therefore, the primary focus of research of the centre would be to undertake:
    a) epidemiological cancer research with laboratory component where relevant and important;
    b) patterns of care and survival studies on selected sites of cancer;
    c) cancer control research.
  • Secondary Focus: Facilitate and coordinate research activities by collaborating centres towards epidemiological and clinical studies in diabetes, CVD and stroke.

  • • To serve as an ethics advisory unit of ICMR, its network of Institutions in India and Department of Health Research, MoHFW, Govt of India.
    • To guide development and timely updation of national ethical guidelines, policies, reports, other supplementary documents and tools in relevant areas in order to address ethical aspects of biomedical and health research.
    • To serve as the secretariat for the Central Ethics Committee on Human Research (CECHR) and carry out ethics review of nationally important complex issues / research studies referred to it from the ICMR networks.
    • To promote, ethical conduct of research, improve communication and build capacity of ethical review in institutions across the country.
    • To collaborate and create networks with National and International agencies/institutes for building policy and undertaking research in the areas of ethics related to biomedical research.


Close Population Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) Hospital Based Cancer Registry Patterns of Care and Survival Studies Cancer Atlas India Cancer Atlas Punjab Cancer Atlas Haryana National Stroke Registry Programme Data Visualization of HBCR and PBCR Data ICMR Bioethics Unit National NCD Monitoring Survey (NNMS) - 2018
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