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NCC-GCSP & IARC-GICR Cancer Registration Summer Training Course




Cancer Registration Summer Training Course




Population-based cancer registration is a basic element of cancer control, making possible the rational use of resources as well as the identification of areas in need of research. In many parts of the world, cancer registries provide the only source of information on the size, nature and evolution of the local cancer problem.

Within the framework of the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), the International Agency for Research on Cancer together with the Korean National Cancer Center and its Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy (GCSP) are pleased to announce the inaugural IARC Korean NCC Summer School on Cancer Registration. Faculty will be compromised of staff from IARC, NCC and the GCSP.

COURSE INTRODUCTION (Tentative schedule attached)


Topic: Basic Cancer Registration and Epidemiology

Course Period: July 8th 12th, 2019 (total 5 days)


Location: Classroom #1009, 10F, National Cancer Center Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, Republic of Korea


Certificate of Completion: will be issued when you complete the course and fulfill requirements(ex. attendance)

 ※ This course consists of lecture series and practice exercise

  - You need to bring your personal laptop for practice exercise




Target Participants: 30 participants from South, South-East and East Asia

    (10 participants are assigned to current students in NCC-GCSP)

   * All participants must be fluent in English, the working language of the course

Application Period: March 11th 31st


Selection Period: April 1st April 12th


Fee for teaching materials and practice: 100,000 KRW (non-refundable)

Announcement of successful applicants and payment method will be notified individually


APPLICATION: Due Date is over 








8 July


1. Welcome address and opening

2. Cancer registration and its role in cancer epidemiology

3. Natural history of cancer

1. Cancer Control Program

2. ICD-10 and ICDO3

* Welcome reception

9 July


1. Methods of data abstraction

2. Cancer staging

1. ICD coding exercise (ICD-O): I

2. ICD coding exercise (ICD-O): II

10 July


1. Quality control and indices

2. Introduction to descriptive cancer epidemiology

1. Case abstracting and coding using sample chart

2. Person-years, crude, and age-based standardization

11 July


1. Survival analysis

2. Applications of cancer registry data

Introduction to CanReg5 software

1. Introduction/installation

2. Data entry, quality check

12 July


CanReg5 software

1. Frequency, export, data reports

2. Table build, management

1. Support for cancer registries in low- and medium-resource countries

2. Course evaluation

* Detailed program schedule will be announced later