IARC News

Registration and abstract submission now open for IACR 2015 Conference

26/02/2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission are now open for the 37th annual conference of the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR). The IACR 2015 Conference will be held in Mumbai, India, on 7–10 October 2015. This year's theme is Cancer Registries for Cancer Action. IACR 2015 Conference website

Effect of self-collection of HPV DNA offered by community health workers at home visits on uptake of screening for cervical cancer (the EMA study): a population-based cluster-randomised trial

16/02/2015 An article published in the February issue of The Lancet Global Health reports the results of the EMA study, conducted in Argentina using self-sampled human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) participated in the study, which demonstrated a 4-fold increase in participation when community health workers invited women to self-collect their HPV tests compared with attending a clinic.

Effect of self-collection of HPV DNA offered by community health workers at home visits on uptake of screening for cervical cancer (the EMA study): a population-based cluster-randomised trial
S Arrossi, L Thouyaret, R Herrero, A Campanera, A Magdaleno, M Cuberli, et al.
Lancet Glob Health 2015; 3(2):e85-e94.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70354-7
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International Childhood Cancer Day 2015

13/02/2015 International Childhood Cancer Day is observed on 15 February each year to raise worldwide public awareness of childhood cancer. This year for International Childhood Cancer Day, WHO features a Question & Answer session between Dr Andreas Ullrich of WHO and Dr Eva Steliarova-Foucher, a scientist in the Section of Cancer Surveillance at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of WHO. Read more

Publications

Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

26/05/2014 Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

Authors: F. Bray, A. Znaor, P. Cueva, A. Korir, R. Swaminathan, A. Ullrich, S.A. Wang, and D.M. Parkin

This guidance document provides an overview of the key concepts in cancer registration, covering the steps involved in planning a registry, the sources of information a registry will need to access, methods for ensuring data quality, and how registry results should be reported. It will be of value to those who are seeking to establish a registry or are in the early stages of developing a registry. It covers the major components that need to be thought about when setting up a registry and ensuring that it provides the necessary information for its main stakeholders -especially those involved in cancer control planning.
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