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Division of Quality Assurance Programs

The Division builds partnerships with Designated Cancer Care Hospitals to support all health-allied professionals concerned with cancer control in Japan. The Regional Care Network Section (RCNS) supports designated cancer care hospitals through network development and training programs and conducts survey research to evaluate palliative care in cancer control. The Pathology Consultation Section (PCS) supports and promotes appropriate pathological diagnoses of cancer though our consultation system. The Rare Cancer Support Section (RCSS) collects and analyzes basic/epidemiological data and assesses the appropriate treatment approaches for different rare cancers based on clinical/biological characteristics to enhance the medical system for rare cancers in Japan.