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Our Research Projects

Cancer prevalence will continue to grow in conflict-affected states. More research focusing on the prevention, timely detection, and practical ways of improving accessibility to cancer treatment is essential to inform the development of interventions targeting the risk factors and cancer disparities in conflict-affected states.  The burden of the crisis is not universal for all countries and societies. Some countries, especially high-income ones, are well-prepared for disaster and have a pre-planned strategy for cancer care delivery in emergency satiations. While low- and middle-income countries, which on the one hand have a higher incidence of cancer and on the other hand are more exposed to natural and man-made disasters, are struggling to maintain adequate cancer care. 

The Institute of Cancer and Crisis, in collaboration with researchers and academic institutions from all around the globe, explores the impact of different types of crises on cancer patients and issues affecting the accessibility of appropriate cancer care during and after the crisis. 


Below you can find out about our ongoing research projects, as well as those that we have completed.

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  • Qualitative assessment of knowledge and practice of cancer prevention and screening among refugees from Nagorno Karabagh 

  • Qualitative assessment of accessibility and existing barriers to cancer care among cancer patients from Nagorno Karabagh

  • Factors contributing to delays in diagnosis of breast cancer in Armenia

  • The role of COVID-19 pandemic in delays of cancer diagnosis in Armenia

  • The impact of COVID-19 and armed conflict on cancer care in Armenia: A cross-sectional study.

  • A systematic review on the impact of different types of crises on cancer care 

  • Cancer and Crisis: Crossing realities (Commentary)

Researchers from crisis-affected regions who would like to collaborate with us can send their research proposals to or contact us here.  

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