Training courses and workshops

Training on Quality of Cancer Registry Data

A Training Workshop on Quality of Cancer Registry Data took place on 5 October 2016, as a side event to the Scientific Meeting and General Assembly. About 50 participants attended the workshop which covered the process of data quality evaluation, methods for assessing the completeness of data, use of the JRC-ENCR Quality Check software and reading outputs. The JRC provided feedback on the ENCR-JRC project and the further processing and feedback that will be sent to the registries.

For further details, see below the presentations given at the training.

Speaker Presentation
Nadya Dimitrova The Process of Cancer Registry Data Quality Evaluation
Carlotta Buzzoni The Completeness of Cancer Registry Data
Carmen Martos/ Fancesco Giusti From Harmonization of Quality Check Project to the Development of the JRC-ENCR Quality Check Software

Download here the test dataset used at the training to illustrate the use of the JRC-ENCR Quality Check Software (QCS). More information on the QCS can be found here.

Paediatric Oncology for Cancer Registries Training course

IARC, Lyon (France), 25 to 29 November 2013

The Paediatric Oncology for Cancer Registries is a unique course, organized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in the framework of the European Network for Cancer Research in Children and Adolescents (ENCCA), a Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission in FP7. The course aims to strengthen knowledge of epidemiology, biology, clinical practice, clinical research, survivorship, and ethical issues in paediatric oncology. The course provided insight into clinical practice and developed an  understanding of the linkage between clinical data and population-based cancer registries. Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to initiate the collection of highly specific data items, understand their meaning, and apply the relevant quality control to these data, thus actively contributing to the relevant international studies. In the framework of the ENCR/JRC collaboration and given the clear value in the course's mandate to facilitate the harmonisation of cancer data across Europe, participant attendance in this training course was sponsored in part by the JRC.


For more information regarding this training, please visit http://www.iarc.fr/en/education-training/ENCCAcourse


Cancer registries training course focused on Enlargement and Integration Countries

Izmir (Turkey), 30 September to 4 October 2013

The aim of the training is to provide cancer registries staff with an understanding of good practices and procedures to establish/improve their registries and harmonise their process for collection of cancer data. This will facilitate inter-comparative studies on specific cancer types which in turn will help steer and appraise European, National and Regional cancer policy programmes.

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Cancer Registry data: purposes, definition and data collection
  • Data classification and coding, ENCR guidelines
  • Data quality and completeness
  • Basic concepts in descriptive epidemiology
  • Using registry data in cancer survival analysis and reporting
  • Implementation of all registry functions by means of the IARC CANREG-5 software

The training will also provide participants with good networking opportunities, particularly with regard to developing closer links with the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR) and the international cancer community through the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the new IARC Regional Hub for Cancer Registration in Turkey.

The course is intended for population-based cancer registry staff and managers, especially those charged with establishing or upgrading registries and for new staff working in cancer registration.

The course is limited to 45 participants who will be selected among the applicants coming from one of the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Faroe Island, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar,  Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Sudan, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Western Sahara.

The working language of the course will be English, and participants will be expected to have sufficient knowledge of spoken and written English to participate actively.

Deadline for application has been postponed to 15 July 2013. To apply please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please insert the heading: CANCER REGISTRY TRAINING TURKEY. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and download the Call for Participants.