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