Asian Cancer Registry Forum 2014 - Regional Cooperation for Cancer Registration: Priorities and Challenges


In February 6-7th, the Thai National Cancer Institute, the International Agency for Research on Cancerand its Mumbai Hub for Cancer Registration, together with the International Association of Cancer Registriesand the APOCP/APJCP, jointly organized an Asian cancer registry forum to discuss regional cooperation forcancer registration. Held in the Grande Mercure Fortune Hotel, Bangkok, the meeting brought together leadingscientists in cancer registration from South-East and North-East Asia as well as Australia, India and Iran andIARC itself, with coverage of various priorities and challenges of cancer registries regarding cancer controlpolicy, operational parameters, assessment of survival and contributions to screening, for example. The currentsituation was highlighted and future directions and possible expansion of activities were discussed, with especialattention to the necessity for networks to help improve cancer registration across Asia and Africa.