Training on Statistical Methods for Analysis of Cancer Registry Data, Ispra, 5-6 Jun 2018

Published: 21 February 2018

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), the ENCR and EUROCARE are organising a training on basic statistical analysis of cancer registry data. It will run from 5 June (9:30) until 6 June (17:00) 2018 at the JRC Ispra, Italy.

The aim of this course is to support the analysis of cancer registry data by describing the appropriate statistical methods to generate informative statistics on cancer incidence and survival. The course will provide a package with material and code in Stata/SAS to understand and calculate basic incidence and survival rates and will also demonstrate the utility of the European Cancer Information System (ECIS) to visualise and compare European-wide data from registries.
At the end of the course, participants should be:
a.    Familiar with commonly used concepts and statistical methods for the analysis of cancer registry data;
b.    Able to run basic cancer incidence and survival analyses autonomously;
c.    Aware of the specific strengths and limitations of different methods.
The course is intended for new cancer registry staff or professionals linked to cancer registration who wish to expand their understanding of the concepts in cancer registry data analysis, interpretation and dissemination. No previous statistical knowledge is required.


Participation in the training is free of charge but the number of participants is limited.

The registration will be done in a three-step process:
1. application to the course (with possibility of requesting financial support)
2. selection of participants
3. registration

1. Application to the course will be possible between 1-30 April. Follow this link to fill in the application form.

2. Selection of participants. If the number of requests will exceed the number of places available, preference will be given to:

  • applicants affiliated with a ENCR cancer registry
  • a single applicant per Organisation
  • date of application received

Applicants will be notified of the decision the latest by 5 May 2018.

3. Registration of successful applicants to the event should be done until 10 May 2018.


The JRC will sponsor the training, covering the organisation, venue, lunches and coffee breaks and transportation to and from Milan Malpensa airport or Milan Central train station.
A limited budget is available for financial support to cover travel and accommodation. Support may be requested by filling in the respective section in the application form.
If the number of requests for financial support will exceed the available budget, preference will be given to:

  • applicant affiliated with a ENCR cancer registry
  • applicant is coming from a lower-income country
  • a single applicant per Organisation
  • date of application received

Accommodation support may be restricted to 2 nights.


  • The training will be in English
  • Travel details should be provided to the organisers in advance if you wish to book the transportation Milan-Ispra.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring with them a laptop.
    Relevant material will be distributed 1-2 weeks before the training.


Download here the final agenda.

For more information please contact the ENCR Secretariat at