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Childhood Cancer: IICC-3

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The International Incidence of Childhood Cancer (IICC) is a collaborative project of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) to disseminate the available data on the incidence of cancer in children around the world.

This is being achieved through the publication of a monograph, the third volume in the IICC series (IICC-3), co-sponsored by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). Data from 440 registries in five continents have been collected, validated, analyzed and evaluated. More than 300 registries provided high quality datasets and were selected for publication for IICC-3 after reigorous peer review by the IICC-3 Editors.  The online data has just been released on the occasion of the International Childhood Cancer Day last 15 February 2017.

The IICC-3 Editors acknowledge contribution of all the registries to the improvement of quality and comparability of global data on childhood cancer incidence.

CanReg5 5.00.41 and Handbook

Download the latest version of CanReg5

The latest version of CanReg5 is 5.00.41, released in March 2017, a new version of the handbook on CanReg5 is also now available, view it here.

(For more information, about recent changes, please see the changelog.)

IACR Constitution (2016)

The Association has updated its Constitution and Standing Rules.  These were ratified by the Board and submitted to the vote of the members, with the voting process completed in January 2016.  The 2016 Constitution conserves valued parts of the current Constitution while taking into consideration other suggestions to best meet the needs of our membership. 

See the letter of introduction from the IACR President and the IACR Executive Secretary outlining rationale and the process for the update. 

IARC Fellowships

2017 IARC Summer School 

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 2017 Summer school announcement at the IARC training website.

Please note that this year, we have a third module on “Implementing Cancer Prevention and Early Detection” running in parallel with the Module “Cancer Survival Methods for Cancer Registries”

Postdoctoral Fellowship programme Fellowship programme

Applications are now open for the IARC 2017-2018 training fellowships. Early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission, are invited to apply. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (all disciplines included), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.  

Other training opportunites at IARC may be available and can be viewed from:

IARC Fellowship Programme (FEL)
email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Call for proposals to host the IACR Annual IACR Scientific Conferences

The Annual IACR Scientific Conference is key activity of the Association. It brings together members as a means to foster the exchange of information internationally, so improving quality of data and comparability between registries. We invite proposals to host our annual conference for 2018 – 2021.

Hosting an IACR Scientific Conference involves establishing a local organising committee to help the Program Committee form a theme, provide meeting arrangements (recommended hotels, transportation and visitor information), developing a social programme, providing staff to assist with logistics (registration, book of abstracts, workshops) and identifying regional partners.

Registries that are interested are asked to declare their interest by submitting a brief proposal via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to outline the location, local organizing committee and rationale to the Association. Selected candidates will be invited to prepare a presentation to the Executive Board for final decision. 

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