Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development
The threat to human and economic development posed by the growing burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries is widely recognized. Cancer is now one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an estimated 12.7 million new cases and 7.6 million deaths in 2008.
With over 7 million of these new cases and 4.8 million of the deaths, the developing world is bearing over half of this burden, but is the least equipped to cope with this situation. Cancer in developing countries is also more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage and, therefore, be less responsive to treatment.
This situation will become worse in the future due to the expected increase in the global population and as a result of ageing: it is predicted that by 2030 the number of new cancer cases will increase to more than 21 million, and cancer-related deaths to 13 million. Without evidence-based cancer planning and control interventions, 60–70% of the global cancer burden will occur in developing countries.
These global figures are made possible by the work of population-based cancer registries, which provide the means of estimating the burden of cancer in different communities. The Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (GICR) convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and backed by several international, regional, and major national organizations aims to place cancer and its surveillance firmly on the emerging global NCD agenda: developing the capacity to produce reliable, high-quality information on the burden of cancer so that effective policies for cancer control may be developed, implemented and evaluated. Read More
Foro virtual de discusion del nodo regional para América latina
El foro de discusión del nodo regional para América latina (LA) es activo. Está creado para todos aquellos que trabajan en la registración de datos, procesamiento de bases y análisis de información de cáncer. El propósito de este foro es permitir a la comunidad de registros de expresar sus intereses y necesidades, para que el programa de trabajo del nodo sea lo más adecuado posible.
REDEPICAN webinar in Spanish: slides
Slides and the recording of the webinar in Spanish to present REDEPICAN (Red Iberoamericana de Epidemiología y Sistemas de Información en Cáncer) held on 27.11.2013 will be uploaded in the “resources” section.
Global Status of Cancer Registration (November 2013)
This map shows the development of cancer registration worldwide (November 2013). It will be updated quarterly to reflect any change which may occur.