Barriers to the collection and use of cancer incidence and survival data are being eliminated. A new generation of skilled health professionals are being trained to convert data into information that policy-makers, clinicians, and researchers can more easily use.
Decisions in prevention, screening, and treatment programmes are being guided by stronger evidence.
Determinants of cancer causes and diagnosis will be better understood by benchmarking comparisons between populations. The development of new electronic tools will reduce costs and modernize health information systems to move away from paper-based approaches.