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Cancer incidence and mortality are rising rapidly worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. There is an overwhelming need for countries to adopt and implement cancer control actions. Yet only 1 in 5 low- and middle-income countries have the necessary data to drive policy and reduce the burden and suffering due to cancer. The Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR) is a coordinated, multi-partner approach to deliver the required change. It is time to make cancer data count.

Our Mission

To reduce the incidence, mortality and suffering due to cancer in the world’s poorest regions through high-quality data that inform cancer control.

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Our Actions

With a vision to lead through collective action, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) together with key partners has developed six Regional Hubs.

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Our Partners

Major national and international Partners have developed a unified strategy for bringing together regional and international collaborators to generate greater impact and efficiencies.

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  • The Astana Recommendations

    01 December 2014

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  • IARC Course: Principles of Cancer Registration and CanReg

    15–17 October 2014
    San Salvador, El Salvador

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  • GICR Presentation at RINC Annual Meeting

    26 September 2014
    Bogotá, Colombia

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