Training course on cancer registration methods and strengthening cancer registries

20–23 September 2016, Moscow, Russian Federation

In order to quantify the burden of cancer, plan and then evaluate cancer control measures, population-based cancer registries must form an integral part of the health system. A four-day WHO training course to be held in Moscow, Russian Federation, will build professional capacity to establish and sustainably maintain high-quality cancer registries providing internationally comparable data.

The 60 participants from the Russian Federation include analysts, epidemiologists and medical statisticians working in cancer registration, as well as other cancer registry professionals.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to apply international principles, standards and methods of population-based cancer registration in support of developing these activities in their respective regions. They will be able to carry out basic statistical standardization procedures for comparisons, and become familiar with the major functions and requirements for cancer registration software, and make use of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and national online databases. The course will strengthen the national capacity for managing cancer registries and the analysis of information for overall improvement of health and the health system in the Russian Federation.

The training is organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with IARC in the context of the project on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, financed through a voluntary contribution of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.