Currently, there is no cancer registry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Professor Julien Ilunga and other clinicians and pathologists conducted a study on the incidence of cancers diagnosed in the various services, but there are no figures on the relative incidence of cancer in a defined population. For this reason, Dr Max Parkin and Dr Louise Ekobena-Ekobo carried out a consultant visit of evaluation at the invitation of Professor Ilunga to discuss the establishment of a cancer registry in Lubumbashi.
After this visit, a staff member (Papy Gael Mfunyi Muluma) from the Ligue Congolaise contre le Cancer attended the first AFCRN basic training course for French-speaking cancer registrars in sub-Saharan Africa, held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (11–29 August 2014). During the next review visit, progress in establishing a population-based registry for this city in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be evaluated.