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About National Cancer Center

Established by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 1962, the National Cancer Center (NCC) leads the nation’s cancer treatment, prevention, control programs, research, and education.
Dr Hitoshi Nakagama, the President, leads the workforce of over 3900.
The leadership participates, and leads expert bodies appointed by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in the fight against cancer. Expertise is shared with the medical profession globally, with a focus on Asia.
In 2010, it was designated an incorporated administrative agency (autonomous public service body), and then a national research and development agency in 2015, respectively remaining under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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