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International Course: Introduction to Population-based Cancer Registry & its Application to Cancer Epidemiology (Guayaquil, April 2010)

Improving Cancer Information in LACIntroduction to Population-based Cancer Registry & it application to Cancer Epidemiology, hosted by PAHO and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), is the second international course offered through the five-year collaboration between PAHO-IARC on Improving Cancer Information in Latin America and the Caribbean.

(Guayaquil, Ecuador, 12–16 April 2010)

Course Objectives: To introduce basic international concepts of the registry of population-based cancer data and establish a specialized course in Latin America to support cancer or NCD programs and the cancer registries of the Region in the production, processing and analysis of data on cancer, in collaboration with IARC and PAHO.

Course Audience: The course is for professionals who occupy positions at the level of Director of cancer programs or cancer registries.

Expected outcomes:

  • Set up a starting point of basic knowledge on data production, processing and analysis on which to build upon an expertise in later courses
  • Enhance knowledge of CanReg5 software as a tool for cancer registries data management
  • Deepened understanding of the process to set up a national cancer program

Course documents

Below you will find the course syllabus, list of participants, list of presentations day-by-day, background documents and workshop material available.

Presentations day-by-day (available in language title)

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Background documents

  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). 2002. Standardization: A Classic Epidemiological Method for the Comparison of Rates. Epidemiological Bulletin. 23(3).

  • Schoenbach  V.J.: Comprendiendo los fundamentos de la epidemiología-in texto en desarrolo. Capitulo 6: Estandarización de tasas y razones (pg 129-152). Last edited on 2004. PDF is available online here.
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) & Xunta de Galicia, Consellería de Sanidade, dirección Xeral de Saúde Pública:Ayuda General de EPIDAT3.1; Módulo: Ajuste de tasas. PDF available at here, at the Xunta de Galicia portal. 
  • Wong I., Cowling B.J., Schooling C.M., Leung C.M. Age-period-cohort projections of breast cancer incidence in a rapidly transitioning Chinese population. Int J Can. 121(7):1556-1563. doi: 10.1002./ijc.22731 (Published on 16 April 2007): abstract | PDF | HTML
  • Jensen O.M., Parkin D.M., MacLennan R., Muir C.S., Skeet R.G. (Eds):Cancer Registration: Principles and Methods. IARC Sci Publ No 95. Lyon 1991. (Chapters 4-6): full text | chapter 4 | chapter 5 | chapter 6

  • Dos Santos Silva I. (Ed):Cancer Epidemiology: Principles and Methods. IARCPress. Lyon 1999. full text | chapter-by-chapter
  • Curado M.P., Voti L., Sortino-Rachou A.M. 2009. Cancer registration data and quality indicators in low and middle income countries: their interpretation and potential use for the improvement of cancer care. Cancer Causes and Control. 20(5):751-756. doi:10.1007/s10558-008-9288-5 (Published on 28 December 2008): abstract PDF HTML 
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Brasilia Statement on Improving Cancer Information in Latin America and the Caribbean. Signed on 14 October 2009: PDF
  • Moller B., Weedon-Fekjaer H., Haldorsen T. Emperical evaluation of prediction internals for cancer incidence. BMC Med Res Meth. 5;21. (Published on 10 June 2005): abstract PDF HTML
  • Bray F., Parkin M. Evaluation of data quality in the cancer registry: Principles and methods. Part II. Completeness. Eur J Cancer. 45(5):747-755. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2008.11.032 (Published on 29 December 2008 ): abstract
  • Bray F., Parkin M. Evaluation of data quality in the cancer registry: Principles and methods. Part II: Completeness. Eur J cancer. 45(5):756-764. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2008.11.033 (Published on 6 January 2009): abstract 
  • World Health Organization (WHO). History of ICD. See full text here.
  • WCRF/AICR. Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention: Food, Nutricion and Physical Activity. Published on 2007: full report (upon request at the WCRF/AICR Portal) Spanish summary with recommendations
  • Pisani P., Bray F., Parkin D.M. Estimates of the world-wide prevalence of cancer for 25 sites in the adult population. Int J Can. 97(1):72-81. doi: 10.1002/ijc.1571 (Published on 4 October 2001 ): abstract | PDF | HTML
  • Moller H., et al. The future urden of cancer in England: incidence and numbers of new patients in 2020. Br J Cancer. 96:1484-1488. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6603746 (Published on 1 May 2007): abstract | PDF | HTML
  • World Health Organization (WHO): Programas nacionales de control del cáncer: Políticas y pautas para la gestión.  Geneva 2004. Full text
  • National Cancer Institute: 2007 SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual (SPCSM). Bethesda 2007. Full text
  • Breslow N.E., Day N.E. (Eds): Statistical methods in cancer research. Volume 1-The analysis of case-control studies. IARC Sci Publ No 32. Lyon 1980: full text | chapter-by-chapter
  • Breslow N.E., Day N.E. (Eds): Statistical methods in cancer research. Volume 2-The design analysis of cohort studies. IARC Sci Publ No 82. Lyon 1987: full text | chapter-by-chapter
  • Gart J., et al. (Eds): Statistical methods in cancer research. Volume 3-The design and analysis of long-term animal experiments. IARC Sci Publ No 79. Lyon 1986: full text | chapter-by-chapter
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