The GICR strategy, to save lives through reliable cancer data, is supported by three interconnecting strategic areas.
Converting reliable data to information provides a way to save lives. A few examples are provided below.
Support country-led plans to strengthen data that better inform national cancer control programmes.
|Increase the number of qualified staff||Provide access to cancer registry training, educational resources, and experts|
|Improve the quality, comparability, and use of population-based cancer registry data||Form task force teams to assist countries to implement and evaluate plans for quality control, data dissemination, and research|
|Enhance reporting of cancer registry data||Develop analytical and graphical presentation tools|
|Contribute to the integration of cancer data as an active part of health-care planning||Provide regular policy briefings to senior health officials|
Provide direct support to countries through six IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration, IARC GICR Collaborating Centres, and other key stakeholders.
|Equip six IARC Regional Hubs to serve as local providers to registries||Maintain core staff, and identify consultants to assist as needed|
|Promote peer-to-peer interactions||Develop regional networks and platforms for communication|
|Accelerate and scale up proven strategies||Document implementation, use, and evaluation of new solutions|
|Inspire innovation||Pilot emerging electronic technologies|
Increase the effectiveness of capacity-building in cancer registration through a coordinated global action plan.
|Engage key organizations||Develop strategic directions and operational plans through the GICR partners|
|Provide technical support to Hubs and registry staff||Participate in training, correspondence, and scientific review of deliverables|
|Raise awareness of the role of cancer registries||Develop partnerships with national cancer control programmes|
|Coordinate and provide oversight for regional and within-country projects||Implement a project management system through IARC|