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The first ever All-Ireland Cancer Atlas a collaborative publication of the National Cancer Registry Ireland and the N. Ireland Cancer Registry launched on Friday 9 December 2011 analysed 18 types of cancer by electoral division over a 12-year period.
Commenting on the findings in the Atlas, Dr Anna Gavin, Director of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, said: “Mapping the incidence of cancer geographically in Ireland is hugely important in our quest to understand factors that increase cancer rates and also to provide appropriate treatment and cancer services.”
Dr Harry Comber, Director of the National Cancer Registry said: “The Atlas shows major variations, sometimes more than two-fold, in the risk of several cancers, across the island. Understanding the reasons for this geographical variation, and taking appropriate action, would reduce the cancer burden significantly in Ireland. Areas with unexplained higher than average risk should now be studied in detail and a comprehensive programme of research into already known determinants of cancer risk in Ireland is needed to inform cancer control.”
All-Ireland Cancer Atlas Chapters can be downloaded from http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/Publications/AllIrelandReports/
The first Irish Conference on Survivorship after Cancer during Childhood and Adolescence, 26th November 2011.
The Boyne Research Institute, Drogheda, Ireland in association with PanCareSurFup and the Irish Cancer Society will host the first Irish Conference on Survivorship after Cancer during Childhood and Adolescence. This 1-day conference will take place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, on Saturday, November 26th, 2011. For more information visit www.ccs2011.ie.
3rd National Conference on Population-Based Cancer Research in Ireland
Abstract submission closed
The 3rd National Conference on Population-Based Cancer Research in Ireland will take place in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 17 November 2011. For more details please click the link
NCIN & UKACR Conference
Staff from the NICR recently attending the NCIN & UKACR Conference "Liberating Information, Improving Outcomes" in the Hilton Hotel Metropole Hotel between the 15-17 of June 2011. The Registry submitted several abstracts and presented 9 posters at the conference to view abstracts of each or download the posters please click the above link.