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Asian Cancer Registry Forum 2014-Regional Cooperation for Cancer Registration: Priorities and Challenges

  • Moore, Malcolm A. ;
  • Sangrajrang, Suleeporn ;
  • Bray, Freddie
  • Published : 2014.03.01

Abstract

In February 6-7th, the Thai National Cancer Institute, the International Agency for Research on Cancer and its Mumbai Hub for Cancer Registration, together with the International Association of Cancer Registries and the APOCP/APJCP, jointly organized an Asian cancer registry forum to discuss regional cooperation for cancer registration. Held in the Grande Mercure Fortune Hotel, Bangkok, the meeting brought together leading scientists in cancer registration from South-East and North-East Asia as well as Australia, India and Iran and IARC itself, with coverage of various priorities and challenges of cancer registries regarding cancer control policy, operational parameters, assessment of survival and contributions to screening, for example. The current situation was highlighted and future directions and possible expansion of activities were discussed, with especial attention to the necessity for networks to help improve cancer registration across Asia and Africa.

Keywords

Cancer registration;cancer control policy;regional networks

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