World Cancer Congress

31 October - 3 November 2016, Paris, France

The World Cancer Congress is the leading platform for the exchange of best practice in cancer implementation science and a key networking opportunity for the global cancer and wider health community. Held every two years in a different country by a UICC member organisation, the event is run by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and centres on an inspiring theme pertinent to the cancer and global health agenda.
With the inclusion of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 development agenda, the 2016 World Cancer Congress theme, 'Mobilising action - Inspiring change', will provide an even more opportune platform for Congress delegates to build on this momentum and continue to expand their scope of influence and action for the successful implementation of these global commitments in their own settings.The deadline for abstract submission is closed. More information is available HERE.


7-11 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress is a scientific platform to present oncology research. The deadline for abstract submission is 11 May 2016. The deadline for "late breaking abstracts" is 23 August 2016. Only abstracts, for which no conclusive data are available, at the time of the abstract submission deadline of 11 May 2016, will be considered for late-breaking status. These abstracts may be submitted for high quality, new research findings with implications for clinical practice or understanding of disease processes.
More information is available HERE.

48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology

19- 22 October 2016, Dublin, Ireland

This congress is tailored to clinicians, scientists, nurses, allied health professionals, parents and survivors involved in childhood cancer. Abstract submission has now closed
More information is 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.