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|DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE INCIDENCE OF CANCER IN CAYMAN? WE DO.
Perception of inequalities in care and cancer registries
Sir Michael Richards talks with ecancer at the 2012 NCRI meeting in Liverpool, UK about the use of cancer registry data. The importance and complexity of these databases stems from the large number of types of inequalities that can arise; for example age and race, and in terms of the different types of cancer. The large complexities this presents shows the need for larger global registries to house data for analysis.
WHY GICR IS SO IMPORTANT
Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an estimated 14.1 million new cases and 8.2 million deaths annually (Globocan, 2012). The developing world is bearing over half of this burden, but is the least equipped to cope with the situation. Having data to help us understand the burden is the first essential step for effective cancer control planning. Read More…
Supporting the registry is a contribution everyone in the community can make by encouraging a family member, or friend, or neighbours with cancer to give their details to the registry. Everyone can help! The information contained in the registry is based on the global standard set by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, known as IARC – an organisation that sets the guidelines for international registries. The Cayman Islands Cancer Registry database and software used to collate the information is an IARC database, which has been in place since 2013. The data we collect will be able to be compared with other countries, other Caribbean nations, on a worldwide scale. Anyone wishing to give their cancer-related information to the registry can contact the Cancer Society on 949-7618 or email or
Download the attached forms for yourself, a friend, a relative, a neighbour!
Read the articles about the Cancer Registry in the Cayman Compass…
And other cancer registries internationally…