Annual review meeting of the African Cancer Registry Network in Kenya

The annual review meeting of AFCRN, an organization supported by INCTR’s Cancer Registration Programme, was held in Mombasa, Kenya, on January 29-30th, 2013. Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline Oncology division and UICC, the meeting was attended by the directors and representatives of the 21 cancer registry members, AFCRN consultants and other key partners. Sixteen sub-Saharan countries (French and English speaking) were represented. The purpose of the meeting was to present a report on the network’s achievements in 2012 (link to the report), to provide an update on the ongoing work in member registries (to see the program, click here), to discuss the expansion of the network, to review ongoing research projects and to plan future joint activities in training, advocacy and research in Africa in 2013. The meeting format allowed for discussions and constant interaction between members and participants.
To read the full report, click here.

The Advisory Committee of the Network (representing IARC, UICC, WHO, and IACR) met the following day, to consider the results of the Annual Review Meeting and advise the secretariat accordingly.


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