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Standard Procedure Manual

After much hard work from our authors and advisers, here is the invaluable 2nd version of the Standard Procedure Manual for Population-Based Cancer Registry in sub Saharan Africa.

You can download it in both PDF and Word here.The idea is that it can be customised for individual registries (some parts, marked in blue, must be changed, as they are just examples).

Questionnaire 2014 - Use of Cancer Data

During the 2nd Annual Review Meeting of AFCRN which took place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 21st -23rd January 2014, it was agreed to conduct a survey to determine some basic characteristics of member registries, to enquire into the nature of any links between registries and their respective Heath Authorities (national and/or local), and to review whether data from individual registries had been used in national or local cancer control planning.

A questionnaire was developed (available for download ) to collect data about the registries. It covered five areas:

  • background,
  • funding situation,
  • data collection methods,
  • registry output and
  • use of data in cancer control.

La Base de Données AFCRN

L'un des objectifs du Réseau des Registres de Cancer Africain ( AFCRN ) est d'améliorer les connaissances de l'impact du cancer sur le continent africain . Ses membres ont recueilli des données précieuses sur les nouveaux cas de cancer diagnostiqués dans leur zone de couverture. Afin de faciliter les études de recherche sur la base de ces données, les membres du réseau AFCRN ont établi une base de données centrale, comprenant des enregistrements anonymes de cas enregistrés, ainsi que des informations sur la taille et la composition de la population à risque . Les variables disponibles pour chaque cas sont décrites ci-dessous. La base de données est organisée par le Centre international de Recherche sur le Cancer (CIRC), aux termes d'un accord par lequel  la confidentialité des données sera maintenue.


AFCRN Database

One of the goals of the the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) is improve knowledge of the burden of cancer on the African continent. Its members have collected valuable data on new cases of cancer diagnosed in their area of coverage. In order to facilitate research studies based on these data, the AFCRN members have established a central DATABASE, comprising anonymous records of cases registered, as well as information on the size and composition of the population at risk.  The variables available for each case are described below. The database is being hosted by the  International Agency for Research on Cancer ( IARC), under the terms of an agreement by which the confidentiality of data will be maintained.