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SURVCAN-3 (Cancer Survival in Countries in Transition) is the third initiative to produce reliable and comparable survival statistics for countries in transition, expanding the coverage area of previous projects. In addition to providing survival estimates for benchmarking purposes in countries in transition, SURVCAN-3 aims to enhance registries’ expertise in collecting the local data needed to participate in this project, as well as to support the local capacity to perform survival analyses in the registries.

The SURVCAN-3 project launched in September 2016. As of March 2019, more than 84 registries in 37 countries have agreed to participate in SURVCAN-3. The project will reach completion by 30 April 2021.



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A new article by Koch A. et al. “Improving Data Validity at Population-Based Cancer Registry through Trace-Back of Death Certificates: A Concrete Experience in Argentina” has recently been published in the Journal of Registry Management.

The article relates a real-world experience of the implementation of the trace-back procedure as described in the SurvCan-3 project for 3 poor prognosis cancers (liver, lung, and stomach) in the Population-based cancer registries of Mendoza (Argentina).

Koch A, Diumenjo M, Laspada W, Soerjomataram I, Piñeros I. Improving Data Validity at Population-Based Cancer Registry through Trace-Back of Death Certificates: A Concrete Experience in Argentina. Journal of Registry Management. Summer 2020, vol. 47, number 2.

Read the article (page 32)

A new article by Miranda-Filho A. et al. "The world cancer patient population (WCPP): An updated standard for international comparisons of population-based survival" has recently been published in Cancer Epidemiology. The article provides a contemporary and global means to estimate age-standardised survival for international benchmarking purposes.

Miranda-Filho A, Bray F, Charvat H, Rajaraman S, Soerjomataram I. The world cancer patient population (WCPP): An updated standard for international comparisons of population-based survival. Cancer Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 14;69:101802. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101802. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32942139.

Read the article (open access) - October 2020

The 6th Editorial Board meeting of SurvCan-3 was held on 23 October 2019 at IARC – November 2019
The 5th Editorial Board meeting of SurvCan-3 was held on 5 March 2019 by teleconference – March 2019

Webinar on "Data Collection for Survival Studies: data quality & assessment for survival analysis focusing on trace back of DCO cases" now online! – January 2019

The 4th Editorial Board meeting was held on 22 January by teleconference – January 2019

As many of our collaborators of the project were attending the 40th IACR Scientific Conference in Arequipa (Peru) from 12-15 November 2018, a short side-meeting was organized with them to discuss SurvCan-3 on 14 November 2018 – December 2018

The 3rd Editorial Board meeting was held on 28-31 August 2018 at IARC, Lyon, France – November 2018
Data collection for survival studies: data quality & assessment for survival analysis webinar now online! – January 2018
As part of the Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Paul Dickman and Paul Lambert presented an intensive 1-week course on the principles, methods and application of statistical methods in population-based cancer survival analysis. Further details are available here - December 2017
Data collection for survival studies: follow-up using passive and active methods webinar now online! – May 2017
Data collection for survival studies: follow-up using passive and active methods live webinar – April 2017
Data collection for survival studies: follow-up using passive and active methods live webinar – 13 March 2017
SURVCAN-3 call for data launched – 15 September 2016
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