Overview & Mission

The interagency consortium to promote health economics research on cancer (HEROiC) brings together the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The mission of HEROiC is to develop research resources, improve analytic methods, and enhance coordination and collaboration among researchers and partner organizations. The ultimate aim of these activities is to reduce the economic burden of cancer and cost-related barriers to care for cancer survivors in the United States.

HEROiC enhances strategies to improve access to high-quality cancer care and reduce the economic burden of cancer in the United States by:

  • maximizing utility of research to inform clinical practice and policy;
  • building capacity for high-quality descriptive, evaluative, modeling and comparative research; and
  • creating and supporting the mechanisms and infrastructure needed for research translation and dissemination.