The National Cancer Institute (INCA) plays
a multiple role in all areas of cancer prevention and control in Brazil
- prevention, epidemiological surveillance, treatment, information,
education and research.
As a technical branch of the Federal Government, under the direct administration
of the Ministry of Health, the Institute delivers cancer care within
the Integrated Public Health System (SUS). Moreover it formulates and
coordinates public policies, develops research activities and disseminates
practices and knowledge on medical oncology. Due to its patterns of
excellence, which are comparable to the world´s major cancer care
centers, INCA has become a national and international model in cancer
A key factor for INCA to fulfill its mission is the dedication of our
professional staff whose integrated work is based on a participative
management model. In 2004 this model was incorporated with success,
involving all our employees and changing for the better the delivery
of services to the Brazilian population.