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IACR 2010 - Yokohama


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32nd Annual Scientific Conference

12-14 October 2010, Yokohama, Japan

Society and Cancer Registration : Towards Harmonization

The 32nd Annual Meeting was held in Yokohama (Japan) from 12 to 14 October 2010, in conjunction with the Japanese Association of Cancer Registries (JACR).

The main theme of the meeting was Society and Cancer Registration: Towards Harmonization.

Attendance was high with 225 participants from 47 countries, mainly from Asia, but also Europe, Africa, North and South America and Oceania were represented. From the 202 abstracts submitted, 40 had been selected for oral presentations and 153 for poster presentations.

The following keynote speakers had been invited: Dr Christopher Wild, (IARC Director), Dr Freddie Bray (IARC), Dr David Forman (IARC), Dr Kazunori Kodama (Japan),Dr Joe Lipscomb (USA), Dr Jean Michel Lutz (NICER), Dr Masashi Mizokami (Japan), Dr You-Lin Qiao (China), Dr Renee Otter (The Netherlands),) and Dr Tomotaka Sobue (Japan).

Training programmes included a course on “Cancer survival: practical use of cancer registry data in cancer control” (50 participants) and a workshop on CanReg5: a practical guide to its use (20 participants).

The Executive Board Meeting took place on 11 October.  Issues discussed at the meeting were reported at the Business Meeting, which was held on 14 October and are reported in this Newsletter.

The Business Meeting, recorded this year the best attendance with 102 participants. During the meeting, an Honorary Membership was awarded to Dr Akira Oshima (Japan) for his lifelong contribution to cancer registration and more broadly cancer research.  The presentation was made by Dr Hideaki Tsukuma (Japan).

The Closing Ceremony included the award for the best posters, conferred to Midori Soda (Japan), Zakiko Ajiti, Tomomi Manugame (Japan) and Chia-Hung Liu (Taiwan, China). This was followed by a presentation of the 2011 meeting by Shyam Manraj (Mauritius) and the Enrico Anglesio Prize Award.


At the IACR 2010, we establish a new prize for a talented young epidemiologist. The Fondo Anglesio Moroni offers the Enrico Anglesio Prize for the IACR's annual scientific meeting.

The first prize was awarded to Yuri Ito from Osaka (Japan) for her presentation of the study: "Trends in cure fraction for colorectal cancer in Osaka, Japan, between 1975 and 2000".

The social programme gave the participants a taste of Japanese culture and proved to be a fascinating experience. The opening cocktail included a sushi-making demonstration by Ken Kawasumi, who has no equal, when it comes to making a decorated makizushi. An evening at the ZAUO "Fishing" restaurant gave the IACR another flavour, as representatives from the five regions were invited to compete in a contest, “fishing in Five Continents” won by Africa!

Related events:

14 October 2010: - Asian Cancer Registry Network (ACRN) event 

15 October 2010: Extension course on cancer registry organized by Japanese Association of Cancer Registries (JACR)

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