International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN)

The International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) is a voluntary consortium of countries that have population-based cancer screening programs and active efforts to evaluate and improve the processes and outcomes from cancer screening in practice. The ICSN includes national or subnational as well as established or pilot-based programs to evaluate breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer screening. Healthcare Delivery Research Program administered the ICSN from 1988-2015. In 2015, leadership of the network moved to NCI’s Center for Global HealthExternal Web Site Policy.

The ICSN is dedicated to collaborative research aimed at promoting evidence-based cancer screening implementation and evaluation around the world. The Network serves as a resource for countries that have or are working to develop national screening programs. The network hosts an in-person meeting every 2-3 years and the most recent meeting was held in Bethesda, MD in 2017. For more information about the ICSN and future meetings, please visit Web Site Policy or contact the NCI Center for Global Health at

map of ICSN participants