Enrico Anglesio Prize 2020
The Enrico Anglesio Prize is awarded every year to a young cancer epidemiology researcher, in two occasions:
It has been part of the regular programme and prize awarded at the IACR's Annual Scientific Conference; and
At the yearly Groupe pour l’Epidémiologie et l’Enregistrement du cancer dans les Pays de Langue Latine (GRELL) Meeting.
With the cancellation of conferences for 2020 due to COVD-19, the Fondo Elena Moroni and the scientific committee of the Enrico Anglesio prize decided to organise a Enrico Anglesio Prize virtual.
For the virtual prize, candidates are invited to present a written paper on their work on cancer epidemiology and/or cancer registration, that, in normal times, they would have presumably given as an oral presentation at the IACR or GRELL conference, and subsequently submitted for publication in a Journal. READ more of the prize details and rules here: https://www.fondoelenamoroni.org/en/the-prize/
Cancer in Sub Saharan Africa Vol III
Cancer in Sub Saharan Africa Vol III is testimony to the commitment of IARC and UICC to the recommendation in the WHA resolution "to collect high-quality population-based incidence and mortality data on cancer, for all age groups by cancer type, including measurements of inequalities, through population-based cancer registries, household surveys and other health information systems in order to guide policies and plans". It represents the fruits of the labours of the members of the African Cancer Registry Network over the past few years, bringing together their results in terms of the incidence of different cancers (by age group and sex) in the populations which they serve, for periods generally between 2010 and 2017. This volume includes results from 31 cancer registries in 22 countries, eight of which are new (not appearing in Volume II).
Multi-national workshop: Cancer Epidemiology meets Infectiology in Africa
A multi-national Workshop on Cancer Epidemiology meets Infectiology in Africa was jointly hosted by the African Cancer Registry Network, the Institute of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics at the Medical Faculty of Martin-Luther-University-Halle, Germany and the Department of Pathology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.
There is a gap in linking cancer control and the high prevalence of infectious diseases which still exists in Africa. The Workshop aimed to facilitate development of a consortium including cancer experts from sub Saharan Africa and infectious diseases scientists, in order to establish a research collaboration linking international experts to tackle the challenges of the increasing number of cancer patients in sub Saharan Africa who have underlying causative infectious diseases. This conference will set the ground for networking, assessment of available information on cancer and its infectious causes, and the exchange of ideas and development of activities.
This workshop helped develop projects linking population-based data on cancer and infectious diseases in Africa to generate hypotheses and identify possible options for interventions. In addition, the AFCRN Member Registries reviewed their activities in 2017-2018 (with a focus on infectious causes of cancer), policies and membership criteria; and plan activities for the Network in 2019.
The Workshop was sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung Foundation.
15th Oct 2018