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GICR Presentation at RINC Annual Meeting

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Dates: 26 September 2014

The Network of National Cancer Institutes of Latin America (La Red de Institutos Nacionales de Cáncer; RINC) Management Group held its IVth Regular Annual Meeting on 26 September 2014 in Bogotá, Colombia, in the framework of the International Cancer Congress on Multidisciplinary Health Care organized by the National Cancer Institute of Colombia. Dr Marion Piñeros, as an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) consultant, was invited to present the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR) in the section corresponding to the report of the Operative Group of Cancer Registries. The presentation gave a broad overview of GICR and presented the situation in Latin America regarding cancer surveillance and actions developed so far, mainly by the Coordinating Centre, the National Cancer Institute Argentina, and pending activities for 2014. Information was also provided regarding the development of an Action Plan to be revised and discussed by the Contributing Centres as well as the members of the Advisory Committee of the IARC Hub for Latin America.

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