European Cancer Information System - ECIS public release

The European Cancer Information System (ECIS) was launched on the occasion of the World Cancer Day by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science and knowledge service, allowing experts and practitioners to explore geographical patterns and trends. It is the result of a collaboration between the JRC and the ENCR, gathering data from around 150 European population-based cancer registries covering 32 European countries.

Survival of cancer patients in Italy - Report 2016

Beginning of 2017 AIRTUM – the Italian Network of Cancer Registries (CRs) – published a Monograph on cancer survival in Italy. The Monograph combines information on net cancer survival, year/s conditional net cancer survival, crude or age- and/or other variable standardized, with information, by site, on:

• age-specific probability of death disaggregated by cancer and other causes, explained through a graph;
• the precision of the participating CR in estimating the pool of national data, by using a funnel plot;
• the population age-specific live expectancy compared to cancer age-specific life expectancy, once again through a graph.

The full text of the AIRTUM Monograph is available at http://www.epiprev.it/pubblicazione/epidemiol-prev-2017-41-2-suppl1

2017 ENCR Steering Committee Elections

The elections for the ENCR Steering Committee are ongoing between 1 and 30 September 2017. Eight candidates have submitted their application, and their CVs are available for consultation here. Only cancer registries that are members of the ENCR are able to vote.

IACR 2017 Utrecht

IACR 2017 Utrecht: Ensuring Quality and Use of Data from Cancer Registries in the 21st Century
17-19 October 2017
Jaarbeurs Supernova
Utrecht, the Netherlands

The 39th Annual Conference of the International Association of Cancer Registries is hosted in conjunction with the Belgian Cancer Registry and the Netherlands Cancer Registry.
The deadline for Abstracts Submission is 31 May 2017. For more information, visit the IACR2017 website.

Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

This is an intensive course on the principles, methods and applications of cancer survival with population-based data, using lectures, computer-based analytic exercises with real data, review sessions and a session for participants to present their own work or ideas. Net survival will be the main approach to analysis. It will be held from Monday 3rdJuly to Friday 7th July 2017. More information is available on the LSHTM website: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/cpd/scspma.html.