38th IACR Annual Meeting - 2016

19-21 October 2016, Marrakech, Morocco

This annual Conference of the International Association of Cancer Registries will be hosted by the Casablanca Cancer Registry and the Princess Lalla Salma Foundation. Abstract submission and registration for the conference has been extended to 1 July 2016. More information is available HERE.

World Cancer Conference

26-28 September, London, UK
This conference invites all Oncologists, Radiologists, Cancer Researchers, Pharmacists, Nurses, Scientists, Business Delegates, aspiring Students and Young Researchers to be a part of its global convention. The theme of the conference is around “Integrating every bit of cancer research: Prevention, diagnosis and cure". World Cancer 2016 is intended to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices. More information is available HERE.

Update on the PancreOs project

The kick-off meeting of the Pancreatic cancer overall survival registry (PancreOs) took place on 17 March in Madrid, Spain. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the feasibility of building a sustainable European pancreatic cancer registry, to consider comparability and exchange of data, and to produce global indicators on the clinical management of pancreatic cancer in Europe. The PancreoOs project collaborates with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR).
All participants agreed to develop a hospital-based European Pancreatic Cancer Registry (PancreOs). The JRC and the ENCR are involved in preparing a data collection protocol taking into account the results of a pilot study carried out in seven hospitals in Spain, existing data collection protocols, and international recommendations.

European Parliament adopted the Data Protection Regulation

14 April 2016

The European Parliament adopted the Data Protection Reform Package including the General Data Protection Regulation. The Regulation updates and modernises the principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive to guarantee privacy rights. It focuses on: reinforcing individuals' rights, strengthening the EU internal market, ensuring stronger enforcement of the rules, streamlining international transfers of personal data and setting global data protection standards.
The processing of data concerning health for scientific research purposes is safeguarded: "The processing of personal data concerning health, as a special category of data, may be necessary for reasons of historical, statistical or scientific research. Therefore this Regulation foresees an exemption from the requirement of consent in cases of research that serves a high public interest."
The regulation will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal. Its provisions will be directly applicable in all member states two years after this date. Member states will have two years to transpose the provisions of the directive into national law. More information can be found here.

European Week Against Cancer

25 - 31 May 2016

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) are calling on NGOS and citizens to take the opportunity to engage with their elected representatives and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to ensure cancer prevention and early detection are on the political agenda. The ECL is also launching a competition for young people to design an infographic focusing on the messages of the European Code Against Cancer. This Code outlines 12 ways to reduce cancer risks. More information is available HERE.