59th ENCR Steering Committee Meeting
The 59th ENCR Steering Committee Meeting was held on 5 February 2016 in Ispra, Italy. The summary minutes are available here.
ENCR-JRC Workshop on standards and trainings
This Workshop took place on 24 November 2014, at JRC, Ispra. Participants included ENCR SC members, representatives of IARC, Eurocare, Concord, Rarecare and experts from national networks of CRs, members of the Cancer Information group at the JRC, and other specialists in the field.
Two groups were created, one addressing recommendations and the other focussed on training needs.
In relation to recommendations, the Working Group suggested: updates of current recommendations or new specific ones for the following topics: Multiple primary rules; Staging; Registration/reportability criteria; Death Certificate Only cases (DCO) – Death Certificate Notified cases (DCN); Date of incidence in relation to diagnostic method; 'Complicated' cancers (e.g. bladder, etc.); Haematological cancers; and coding of borderline malignancies.
The group on training suggested that the following issues be addressed: Cancer Registration; Haematological malignancies; Analysis; Stage; Quality; Multiple primaries; many on Specific cancer types; and Grading. For training on specific technical methodology (analysis, data quality) it was suggested that traditional face-to-face courses be provided.
The technical proposals made at the workshop will assist the ENCR SC in prioritising future supporting activities to meet the real needs of CRs.
The report from this Workshop will be available soon.
GRELL Ascension Meeting 2016
4-6 May 2016, Albi, France
The Ascension is the annual reunion of the Group of Registry and Epidemiology of Cancer in Latin Speaking Countries is available here.
AIRTUM Meeting 2016
13-15 April 2016, Reggio-Emilia, Italy
Deadline for abstract submission for the annual meeting of the Italian Association of Cancer Registries (AIRTUM) is 20 February 2016.
IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference
12-14 May 2016, Brussels, Belgium
The Breast International Group (BIG) and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), in collaboration with a multidisciplinary alliance of European breast cancer organisations, conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium, 12-14 May 2016. Abstract submission has now closed. More information can be found HERE.