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April Fritz Memorial Fund NCRA Annual Educational Virtual Conference Scholarships: An Opportunity to Join NCRA's 2020 Virtual Conference

The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) Education Foundation is providing scholarships to the NCRA 2020 Annual Educational Virtual Conference with support from the April Fritz Memorial Fund.

The scholarships are intended for cancer registry staff working in low resource nations specifically. The scholarship will provide access to the “live” virtual conference to be held September 21-24, 2020 in EDT along with “on demand” viewing of all sessions presented through December 31, 2020.

Applications will be accepted through August 25th 2020. Candidates selected for the scholarships will be notified via email by September 2, 2020. To learn more about the NCRA Conference: www.ncra-usa.org/conference.  For any question on the scholarship or the virtual conference, you may also contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply for a scholarship please complete the scholarship application by August 25th: https://app.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?83A7CBD483C0D3D181

About April Fritz, RHIT, CTR:  April Fritz's name is interwoven throughout the story of cancer surveillance. As an employee in both the public and private sectors and as a volunteer to many nonprofits, April played a pivotal role advancing cancer surveillance and, in turn, improving public health worldwide. April’s passion extended well beyond the U.S. and as an active IACR member, volunteer and educator we feel this scholarship embodies April’s enthusiasm to promote knowledge and education.

Enrico Anglesio 2020 Virtual Prize

The Enrico Anglesio Prize is awarded every year to a young cancer epidemiology researcher, in two occasions:

  1. It has been part of the regular programme and prize awarded at the IACR's Annual Scientific Conference; and 

  2. At the yearly Groupe pour l’Epidémiologie et l’Enregistrement du cancer dans les Pays de Langue Latine (GRELL) Meeting.

With the cancellaction of conferences for 2020 due to COVD-19, the Fondo Elena Moroni and the scientific committee of the Enrico Anglesio prize decided to organise a virtual edition for 2020.  

For the virutal prize, candidates are invited to present a written paper on their work on cancer epidemiology and/or cancer registration, that, in normal times, they would have been given as an oral presentation at the IACR or GRELL conference, and subsequently submitted for publication in a Journal.  READ more of the prize details and rules here:  https://www.fondoelenamoroni.org/en/the-prize/

Click here to download the rules and application form (word):  


A jury will select five finalists to continue to the next phase which will involve preparation of an 8 minute video presentation of their work.  The winner will receive a 500 Euro prize, and if the winning work is published within one year in a scientific journal with impact factor, the prize amount will be multiplied upon publication. The basic amount of the Prize is doubled to 1000 Euro if the work is published on a Journal with impact factor over 4.00; it is multiplied by three (reaching 1500 Euro) if the work is published on a journal with impact factor over 8.00.

The deadline for submission of the manuscript is September 15, 2020. The candidate must be first or only author on the submitted paper, that has not been previously published.


COVID-19 and Cancer Registries Survey



IARC, GICR and IACR is currently inviting cancer registries to respond to an online survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer registration. The survey is being sent by email to registries and is likewise available here: https://is.gd/IACR_GICR_Survey1

PDF copies of survey translations in French, Spanish and Portugese are available for download here:

Encuesta de registros de cáncer IARC-IACR-GICR - español 

Enquête IARC-IACR-GICR sur les registres du cancer - français

​Pesquisa sobre registros de câncer da IARC-IACR-GICR- Português

The survey is in support of the COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force to help coordinate efforts to synthesize and rapidly disseminate data on how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting cancer outcomes worldwide.   

The deadline for completing the survey has been extended to 22nd May 2020.

Results Overview of the Cancer Registries and COVID-19 Survey

In mid-May, the COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force, through IACR and GICR, reached out to cancer registries with a survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer registration. A total of 218 cancer registries from 90 countries participated in this survey.  We therefore extend our most sincere thank you to each registry for taking the time to provide feedback on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their respective cancer registry operations

We are pleased to share an overview of the survey results:

Covid19 survey1 Respondents


Two out of three cancer registries indicated their operations, including staff performance and funding, were disrupted due to the pandemic.

Covid19 survey1 Reg operations


For 71% of registries, staff attendance was affected by the pandemic.

Covid19 survey1 Staff


We will provide the detailed results from this survey very soon – please stay tuned!

Again, thank you to all our colleagues for helping us assess the impact of COVID-19 on cancer registration.  The information, comments and suggestions you shared will help all those in the Task Force, IARC, GICR and IACR in particular, gather and provide targeted support for registry activities in the near future.






ICCR Datasets

Following a period of consultation with the membership and officers of the Board, IACR is endorsing the use of the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR) pathology datasets for cancer reporting.

The links to the datasets are published on IACR's website under: Support for Registries

The published data sets (some of which have translations in Spanish, Portugese and French, are available here: ICCR Datasets

For questions or further information, please ICCR at : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (T: +61 2 8356 5828)

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