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Challenges to Promoting Population-Based Cancer Registration in Iran: a Workshop Report

  • Hadji, Maryam (Cancer Research Center of Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Nahvijou, Azin (Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Seddighi, Zahra (Cancer Research Center of Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Beiki, Omid (Cancer Research Center of Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Mohagheghi, Mohammad Ali (Cancer Research Center of Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Mosavi-Jarrahi, Alireza (Cancer Research Center of Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Marnani, Ahmad Barati (Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Zendehdel, Kazem (Cancer Research Center of Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
  • Published : 2013.10.30

Abstract

In December 2011, the Cancer Research Centre of the Cancer Institute of Iran sponsored a 3-day workshop on "Cancer Registration Principle and Challenges in Iran", which convened cancer registry experts. The objectives of the workshop were: to introduce standard cancer registration, to review the policy and procedure of cancer registration in Iran, and to review the best practices in the cancer registries in Iran. Challenges to cancer registration were discussed and recommendations were developed. The workshop was evaluated by participants for better organization of subsequent workshops. The objective of publication of this report is that based on Cancer in 5 Continents, many low- or middle-income countries do not meet the criteria for a standard population-based cancer registry (PBCR); on the other hand cancer is the most important cause of mortality and the essential part of any cancer control program is the cancer registry. Therefore this report focuses on problems and challenges of PBCR and provides recommendations which might help other developing countries to decrease their PBCR defects.

Keywords

Workshop report;population;based cancer registry;challenges;Iran

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