Latin America Hub

IARC Hub Liaison

Dr Marion Piñeros

Hub officer, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

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The IARC Regional Hub for Cancer Registration in Latin America was established in 2014. The model has a central coordinating centre and collaborating centers. Until very recently the Hub Coordinating Centre was based in Buenos Aires at the National Cancer Institute of Argentina. Three Collaborating Centres assist the Hub: the National Cancer Institute of Colombia, the National Cancer Registry of Uruguay, and the National Cancer Institute of Brazil (INCA).

Coverage

The Hub provides covers 19 Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries in North America (Mexico); Central America and the Caribbean (Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Puerto Rico); and South America (Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)).

Beatriz Carballo

Hospital Oncológico Provincial, Córdoba, Argentina

Carina Musetti

National Cancer Registry, Uruguay

Claudia Uribe

Cancer Registry of Bucaramanga Metropolitan Area, Colombia

Daniel Jurado

Centro de Estudios en Salud, University of Nariño, Colombia

Diana Palami

National Cancer Registry- National Cancer Institute, Mexico

Gonçalo Forjaz de Lacerda

Azores Cancer Registry, Portugal

Katy Heise Mora

Registro Hospitalario de Cáncer, Valdivia, Chile

Marianna de Camargo Cancela

Division of Population Research, INCA Brazil

Patricia Pérez

Metropolitan Lima Cancer Registry, Lima, Peru

Ricardo Zulian

Registro de Tumores de Mendoza Argentina

Wilmer Tarupi

Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial Ecuador

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has been a key regional partner. Both the PAHO Regional Office and the more recent PAHO Subregional Office for South America support key activities, particularly training.

Similarly, the RINC-ALC (Network of National Cancer Institutes of Latin America) promotes the development of cancer control actions (with a focus on cervical cancer) and within those, the promotion of population-based cancer registries.

The Ibero-American Network of Cancer Epidemiology and Information Systems (REDEPICAN) was created in 1984 through a broad cooperation agreement between Latin American countries, Spain, and Portugal. The overall objective of REDEPICAN is to facilitate collaboration for cancer epidemiology and information systems among Ibero-American countries.

Discussions about the integration of efforts between the Hub and these groups are an essential element of the development of the Hub.