10th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-10)
9 - 11 March 2016, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
The European Breast Cancer Conference in 2016 (EBCC-10) is based on an holistic vision of breast cancer and brings together scientists, clinicians, patient representatives and health professionals of diverse profiles to tackle key issues facing patients throughout the continuum of the breast cancer journey.
The deadline for regular submission of abstracts is 4 November 2015.
NAACCR 2016 Annual Conference "Gateway to Cancer Discoveries"
11-17 June 2016, St. Louis-Missouri (USA)
The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Annual conference "Gateway to Cancer Discoveries". St Louis Missouri, USA. Abstract submission is now closed. More information is available HERE.
EJC - Special Issue on Cancer Registries
The European Journal of Cancer dedicated a special issue to European Cancer Registries, with nineteen articles divided under the topics: lessons learned through EUROCOURSE, aspects of population-based cancer registry methodology, and Surveillance matters. Please find here all the information. The papers may be downloaded free of charge until 1 January 2016.
58th ENCR Steering Committee Meeting
The 58th ENCR Steering Committee Meeting was held on 29 September 2015 in Ispra, Italy.
The new ENCR-JRC software for quality checks: first release
A first beta version of the software for quality check is already available for download from the ENCR-JRC Portal.
In order to enable the Cancer Registries to perform quality checks on their own data and to test their adherence to the format required by the ENCR-JRC call for data, the JRC has developed a software respecting the rules codified in submission guidelines. This software represents a first step in the process of providing CR a user friendly data-checking and quality control tool, and aims to standardize the procedures to be followed by European CRs when submitting data in order to improve their quality and comparability.
The beta version of the software, based on the outcome of the ENCR-JRC Working Group on Cancer Data Quality Checks (participants included members of the ENCR Steering Committee, representatives from EUROCARE, IARC, CONCORD, and staff of JRC and DG SANTE), and respecting the guidelines for the 2015 ENCR-JRC Call for Data, will include:
- checks on the files format (for incidence, mortality, population, and life tables)
- checks on the variable names
- checks on the variable order
- internal checks on the variables' content (format, range, etc.)
The software is intended for limited distribution to the ENCR-affiliated Registries only, and is already available for download from the ENCR-JRC Portal. A full version including all the cross-variables checks is expected by the end of the year.
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