What roles should population-based cancer registries be playing in the 21st century? Reflections on the asian cancer registry forum, Bangkok, February 2014

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Cancer registries have fundamental roles in cancer surveillance, research, and health services planning, monitoring and evaluation. Many are now assuming a broader role by contributing data for health-service management, alongside data inputs from other registries and administrative data sets. These data are being integrated into de-identified databases using privacy-protecting data linkage practices. Structured pathology reporting is increasing registry access to staging and other prognostic descriptors. Registry directions need to vary, depending on local need, barriers and opportunities. Flexibility and adaptability will be essential to optimize registry contributions to cancer control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1895-1896
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2014


  • Administrative data
  • Cancer control
  • Cancer registries
  • Data linkage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Cancer Research

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