IARC GICR Regional Trainers

Trained by IARC, a network of IARC GICR Regional Trainers are available to assist countries with support.

IARC GICR Regional Trainers are part of a global network of experts who support in-country capacity building.

They serve as faculty in GICR courses, assist with consultations, and contribute to new educational resources. For more information, see GICRNet.


CanReg Experts provide technical assistance for IARC’s software for cancer registries. CanReg is a free, open-source program that was first released in 1986; CanReg5, the latest version, was launched in 2010.

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Coding and Staging

Coding and Staging Experts provide technical assistance in the classification of cancer and in staging for cancer registries. The international coding standard of ICD-O-3 is used as the reference, and Essential TNM is used for staging.

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Data quality

Data Quality Experts are available to provide training and technical assistance to registries. Assessments are used to help improve the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of data.

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Data analysis

Data analysis experts have the capacity to organize courses, transfer knowledge and lead on local capacity building activities to use, analyse PBCR data, disseminate the results produced from the analysis.

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IARC GICR Regional Experts

Alisi Naiqero

Ministry of Health, Fiji

Amany Elbasmi

Kuwait Cancer Control Center, Kuwait

Anton Barchuk

Petrov National Medical and Research Centre of Oncology, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Anton Ryzhov

National Institute of Cancer, Ukraine

Anupong Sirirungreung

Phramongkutklao College of Medicine Thailand

Atul Budukh

Tata Memorial Centre India

Azizah Ab Manan

North East District Health Office, Penang State Health Department, Malaysia

Beatriz Carballo

Hospital Oncológico Provincial, Córdoba, Argentina

Bourama Coulibaly

Registre de Cancer de Bamako, Mali

Cankut Yakut

Izmir Cancer Registry, Turkey

Carina Musetti

National Cancer Registry, Uruguay

Cecile Ingabire

AFRCN Childhood Cancer Registry Project, Rwanda

Chalongpon Santong

Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Claudia Uribe

Cancer Registry of Bucaramanga Metropolitan Area, Colombia

Daniel Jurado

Centro de Estudios en Salud, University of Nariño, Colombia

Ege İhsan Oruç Hamavioğlu

Public Health Directorate, Turkey

Elena Ten

National Cancer Registry, Kyrgyzstan

Elvira Singh

National Health Laboratory Service, National Cancer Registry, South Africa

Eric Chokunonga

National Cancer Registry Zimbabwe

Erika Hartmann

Registre du Cancer, Service de Santé Publique Nouvelle Caledonie

Franck Gnahatin

Registre du Cancer d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Fred Kwame Awittor

Kumasi Cancer Registry, Ghana

Gauthier Tougri

Ministère de la Santé, Cabinet du Ministre Chef de l'Unité de gestion et de transfer des connaissances (UGTC), Burkina Faso

Gholamreza Roshandel

Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Gladys Chesumbai

Moi University, Kenya

Gonçalo Forjaz de Lacerda

Azores Cancer Registry, Portugal

Hiromi Sugiyama

Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan

Hyunjoo Kong

Central Cancer Registry, Republic of Korea

Jacqueline Campbell

Barbados National Registry for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease (BNR)

Karima Bendahhou

Casablanca Cancer Registry, Morocco

Katy Heise Mora

Registro Hospitalario de Cáncer, Valdivia, Chile

Kayo Nakata

Osaka International Cancer Institute, Japan

Kazem Zendehdel

Deputy of Research, Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Krittika Suwanrungruang

Cancer Unit, Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Kumiko Saika

National Cancer Center National Cancer Registry Section Japan

Kyu-Won Jung

Central Cancer Registry, Republic of Korea

Lamia Kara

Setif Cancer Registry, Algeria

Lusiana Boseiwaqa

Lautoka Hospital, Fiji

Marceli de Oliveira Santos

Instituto Nacional de Câncer José Alencar Gomes da Silva - INCA Brazil

Marianna de Camargo Cancela

Division of Population Research, INCA Brazil

Natasha Sobers Grannum

Barbados National Registry for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease (The BNR)

Nkese Felix

National Cancer Registry, Trinidad and Tobago

Patricia Pérez

Metropolitan Lima Cancer Registry, Lima, Peru

Rama Ranganathan

Cancer Institute (WIA), India

Ricardo Zulian

Registro de Tumores de Mendoza Argentina

Rongshou Zheng

National Cancer Center/ Cancer Hospital, China

Sabiha Bouzbid

Registre du cancer Annaba CHU Annaba Algeria

Sampath Pitchaimuthu

Cancer Inst (W.I.A) Chennai, India

Sarah Quesnel-Crooks

Caribbean Public Health Agency

Sioape Kupu

Ministry of Health, Tonga

Su Özgür

Izmir Cancer Registry, KIDEM, Turkey

Suleeporn Sangrajrang

Health System Development National Cancer Centre, Thailand

Sultan Eser

Izmir Cancer Registry, Turkey

Wael Shelpai

United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Cancer Registry

Wilmer Tarupi

Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial Ecuador

Witoo Klabtawee

Roi-Et Hospital, Thailand

Xolisile Dlamini

Ministry of Health Eswatini