INCTR functions through a series of INCTR-wide programs that involve collaboration with INCTR Branches and Offices and with institutions in low and middle income countries. Each program includes a number of projects and is run by a director and in some cases, a “co” or associate director. Program Directors are assisted by a small group of experts or Steering Committee as well as professional volunteers who participate in training, education, and project management. INCTR emphasizes long-term collaboration in the context of projects undertaken within a programmatic area.
INCTR has a variety of programs that are carried out in close collaboration with its Branches as well as its partner institutions in low and middle income countries. INCTR has programs in adult oncology, cancer registry, clinical research, foundation-building, palliative care, pathology and pediatric oncology. Each program has goals and objectives in line with the overall mission of INCTR and one or more individual projects. Individual projects may be coordinated by a Branch or in some cases, by multiple branches. INCTR emphasizes long-term collaboration in the context of projects undertaken within a programmatic area.