The 34th Annual Meeting was held in Cork (Ireland) on 17-19 September 2012. Participants were welcomed by Harry Comber, Director of the National Cancer Registry of Ireland, and Roberto Zanetti, newly elected IACR President. The conference was well attended with 317 participants representing 64 countries. The scientific meeting was preceded by three workshops: Geographical methods in cancer epidemiology, led by Eero Pukkala and Anthony Staines, Trends and projections: Age-Period-Cohort Modelling using splines led by Freddie Bray, Paul Lambert and Mark Rutherford, and ICDO3 and TNM coding, led by April Fritz
The theme for the plenary sessions was “Improving cancer control through better information”. 46 presentations and 229 posters included registration methods, data quality, burden of disease, cancer risk factors, evaluation of clinical care, cancer control and survivorship, determinants of patient outcome, survival methods and linkage to other datasets.
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