Northern Africa, Central and Western Asia Hub

Hub Principal Investigator

Associate Professor Dr Sultan Eser

Director, Izmir Cancer Registry,
Izmir, Turkey

IARC Hub Liaison

Dr Ariana Znaor

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

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Izmir Cancer Registry, the first population-based cancer registry in Turkey, became the second IARC Regional Hub for Cancer Registration within the GICR programme in October 2013. The Hub aims to build capacity for cancer registration in low- and middle-income countries within Northern Africa, Central and Western Asia.

Coverage

The Hub covers 29 countries and territories: Northern Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia); Central Asia and Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan); and Western Asia (Bahrain, Cyprus, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen).

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

Cankut Yakut

Izmir Cancer Registry, Turkey

Ege İhsan Oruç Hamavioğlu

Public Health Directorate, Turkey

Elena Ten

National Cancer Registry, Kyrgyzstan

Karima Bendahhou

Casablanca Cancer Registry, Morocco

Lamia Kara

Setif Cancer Registry, Algeria

Sabiha Bouzbid

Registre du cancer Annaba CHU Annaba Algeria

Su Özgür

Izmir Cancer Registry, KIDEM, Turkey

Wael Shelpai

United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Cancer Registry