Establishing the Kumasi Cancer Registry: Reflections on epidemiologic surveillance of cancers in Africa
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related research
Describe the history and fundamental principles of cancer registration; describe the current developments of cancer registration in sub-Saharan Africa; discuss triumphs and challenges in initiating population-based cancer registration as observed during an multinational 11-month exposure to ongoing efforts to improve cancer surveillance in the region; Discuss specific milestones achieved in the efforts to establish population-based cancer registration in Kumasi, Ghana.
Keyword(s): Cancer, Surveillance
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been awarded a Fogarty Fellowship focused on cancer registration and have participated in various AFCRN/INCTR/IARC training programs in population-based registration in Africa.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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