What is the priority in your country? Do we need to focus on breast cancer, or is cervical cancer a bigger problem? How many men suffer from prostate cancer and what is your mortality? Why not focus on lung cancer instead of breast cancer if you want to safe more female lives?
All of these questions can only be answered when you know what you’re talking about. When you have the data in place at the right level. For this you need registries of cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has a focus on registries and facilitates countries in setting up a registry. Inspire2Live cooperates with IARC and countries like Armenia and Kenya for setting up registries. We do this in cooperation with the Dutch Cancer Registry (IKNL), which is one of the oldest and best in the world.