NAACCR / IACR Combined Annual Conference 2019

NAACCR / IACR Combined Annual Conference 2019

NAACCR / IACR Combined Annual Conference, June 9 – 13, 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Important Info

Concurrent Session Schedule Notice

Presenters of the concurrent sessions in this document have not confirmed and may not take place. Check back for updates.

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Welcome to Vancouver!

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is pleased to invite you to attend the combined conference of NAACCR and IACR (International Association of Cancer Registries) for 2019. This is a unique opportunity for professionals to network with colleagues conducting similar work globally. The conference will take place June 9 – 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. NAACCR and IACR welcome submissions from colleagues, health professionals, and students interested in cancer surveillance, research, and registry operations.

When you submit your abstract you will be prompted to enter your MyNAACCR Username and Password. If you do not have one you will have the option to create an account. If you have forgotten your credentials you will have the option to recover them.

Abstract System Access (Abstract Reviewer Access and Speaker Forms)  Call for Abstracts Instructions and Presentation Guidelines

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation at the combined conference of NAACCR and IACR for 2019. The 2019 conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from national experts in cancer surveillance, cancer registry operations, and cancer research. This is a unique opportunity for professionals to network and learn from colleagues conducting similar work around the world. Sessions will explore the new era in cancer surveillance from multiple perspectives. The conference will take place June 9 – 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

NAACCR and IACR welcome submissions from colleagues, health professionals, and students interested in cancer surveillance, research, and registry operations. Anyone whose abstract is accepted for poster presentation may be considered for a NAACCR Poster Award. Students who meet eligibility criteria may be considered for a Student Oral or Poster Presentation Award. In addition, oral presenters who meet the criteria for the Enrico Anglesio Award will be eligible to compete for this prestigious award at the 2019 conference.

Abstracts for oral presentations and/or posters are encouraged in the following topic areas:

Epidemiologic Studies Using Cancer Surveillance Data

  • Descriptive Epidemiology
  • Cohort Studies
  • Survival Studies
  • Cancer in special populations
  • Cancer in populations around the world
  • Cancers with changing or unusual patterns

New Directions

  • Visioning the future of cancer surveillance
  • Tissue repositories, biomarkers, prognostic factors
  • Technologic and scientific advances and innovations
  • New and emerging methods of data collection
  • Data collection in rural and remote areas

Tools for Cancer Registries

  • Statistical tools and methods
  • Estimating prevalence
  • Data visualization tools
  • Trends, projections, and estimating cancer burden
  • Innovative analytical methods

Childhood Cancers

  • Staging system
  • Surveillance issues specific to children
  • Epidemiology

Challenges & Solutions in Data Management

  • Using ancillary systems for core data management
  • Maintaining privacy & confidentiality
  • Variables for core cancer dataset
  • Transitioning to XML

Advanced Data Collection

  • Updates on international staging systems
  • Collection of recurrence and progression data
  • Collection of Treatment data

Data Collection and Operations

  • Data quality, control, & standards
  • Innovative data collection and/or consolidation
  • Overcoming issues with data sharing

Cancer Control

  • Targeting populations for intervention
  • Approaches for estimating cancer burden
  • Using registry data in a clinical setting
  • Obesity, HPV, or tobacco-associated cancers

Abstract Submission Closed.  Please consider submitting an abstract for 2020!

Accepted abstracts and posters will be posted on the NAACCR website after the conference. Please note that only registered conference participants may present at an oral session or display a poster.

For questions regarding the Call for Abstracts or electronic submission of abstracts, please contact Dr. Recinda Sherman, NAACCR Program Manager of Data Use and Research, at; 1-217-698-0800 Ext. 6. Complete information on the conference and the pre-conference workshops will be communicated by email in February. Thank you for your participation and see you in Vancouver!



The NAACCR / IACR 2019 Annual Conference Program Committee

Basic SEER*Stat Software Training  
Recommended for those new to SEER*Stat and International Members Participants

Sunday, June 9, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

SEER*Stat Basic Training is an introduction to SEER*Stat. The course covers case listing, frequency, and rate sessions. This course also a basic overview of age-adjustment and some key analytic fields. Joinpoint regression software and an introduction to Delay-Adjustment is also included.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce basic statistical topics in the analysis of cancer registry data.
  • Learn how data can be analyzed using these techniques within the SEER*Stat software.


General familiarity with the analysis of registry data. Each participant must bring a laptop with a Windows operating system or a Windows emulator. If an emulator is used, then the participant should test compatibility with SEER*Stat prior to the conference.

Overview of data and basic analyses with SEER*Stat and Joinpoint.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Steve Scoppa, Senior Systems Analyst, Information Management Services, Inc.


Introduction to METRIC 1.0 Software to Measure the Cancer Health Environment  

Sunday, June 9, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

BioMedware, in collaboration with NAACCR, esri, Urban Design for Health, and TechEd, recently completed software and resources for measurement and modeling of the cancer health environment. Funded by a contract from the National Cancer Institute, METRIC was developed in recognition that environmental and public health policy interventions can reduce the burden of chronic disease by encouraging healthy behaviors. Using the framework proposed by Diez Roux and Mair (2012) health inequities can be addressed through neighborhood-level prevention strategies. Implementation of this framework requires environmental health metrics that describe the built environment, food environment, health care access environment, as well as exposures to carcinogens. There are a number of established composite metrics describing the built environment (e.g., walkability scores and sprawl/population density indices), the food environment (e.g., proximity scores to food outlets or retail food indices), and health care access environment (e.g., density of services or travel time to nearest facility). Additionally, there are numerous geographically-based metrics that are relevant to research in health disparities and chronic disease prevention, but they are not often used across disciplines or in public health. And for many research questions, appropriate metrics have yet to be developed. METRIC addresses these needs. This course will introduce METRIC to the cancer research, control and surveillance community.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the rationale, underlying theory, and implications of environmental cancer metrics for cancer research, prevention and control.
  • Be able to access and use the METRIC software as well as data already available in METRIC, including data layers from esri, Urban Design for Health, and public resources.
  • Know how to specify and calculate cancer metrics, including access via double catchment techniques, residential proximity, and travel times.
  • Create new environmental metrics using the metric editor.
  • Assess associations between environmental metrics and outcomes such as cancer rates using visualization and exploratory data analysis (e.g., histogram, scatterplot).
  • Rank results to identify geographic disparities and assess the impact of metrics definition (e.g., weights of components) on the relationship with health outcomes.

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to step through the exercises. Access to METRIC 1.0 will be provided to registered course participants who have internet access.

Content for each of the Presentation Objectives listed above will be covered, providing a comprehensive introduction to the METRIC software.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Geoffrey M. Jacquez, Pierre E Goovaerts


Match*Pro Training: Navigating the New Linkage Software Recommended for registries desiring to improve their linkage to external datasets

Sunday, June 9, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This course will provide instruction on the use of Match*Pro linkage software developed by IMS, Inc. Attendees will learn about basic linkage concepts, receive instruction on Match*Pro software functionality, and have the opportunity to perform test linkages and explore the system capabilities.

Course Objectives

  • Ensure shared understanding of basic linkage concepts
  • Provide instructional overview of Match*Pro functionality
  • Give attendees hands-on experience working with test data
  • Increase knowledge of and familiarity with Match*Pro

Attendees should bring a laptop with Match*Pro loaded in advance. Familiarity with linkage software and linkage processes is beneficial, but not required.

A background on linkage concepts followed by description of Match*Pro system functionality, including blocking parameters, matching criteria, filtering results, match review process, report capabilities, creating output files, etc.

Course Organizers

  • Castine Clerkin, MS, CTR, Program Manager of Virtual Pooled Registry, NAACCR


Advanced SEER*Stat Software Training/SEER*Prep Presentation   revised and includes new topics appropriate for both NAACCR and International participants

Monday, June 10, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

SEER*Stat Advanced Topics covers survival, limited-duration prevalence, multiple primary analysis, and left-truncated life tables analysis using SEER*Stat. Presentation of usage of SEER*Prep software to create SEER*Stat databases with NAACCR and international incidence data.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce advanced statistical topics in the analysis of cancer registry data and how data can be analyzed using these techniques within the SEER*Stat software.
  • Introduce users to new introduce users to the new international SEER*Prep incidence format and demonstrate the steps in creating a database.


Basic SEER*Stat training course or workplace SEER*Stat experience. General familiarity with the analysis of registry data. Each participant must bring a laptop with a Windows operating system or a Windows emulator. If an emulator is used, then the participant should test compatibility with SEER*Stat prior to the conference.


Survival analyses, including relative, cause-specific, and conditional survival; limited-duration prevalence; multiple primary standardized incidence ratios; and left-truncated life tables. Demonstration of SEER*Prep software.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Steve Scoppa, Senior Systems Analyst, Information Management Services, Inc.


Collecting Meaningful Qualitative Data: Focus Group Fundamentals and Qualitative Data Analyses  

Monday, June 10, 2019
8:00 am -12:00 pm

This course will provide an overview of qualitative data collection, focus group fundamentals, and qualitative data analyses methods and software for cancer research. The utility of qualitative research and focus groups for enhancing cancer registry operations will be emphasized.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the importance and the role of qualitative data in cancer research
  • Understand the fundamentals and purposes of focus groups as a qualitative data collection method
  • Explore the logistics of recruiting, conducting, and analyzing a focus group
  • Improve understanding of qualitative data analyses and data collection strategies
  • Practice qualitative data collection scenarios and explore real-world possibilities for qualitative data collection in cancer research

Requirements: none


Qualitative Data (Collection & Analyses); Focus Group Fundamentals; Qualitative Analyses Software; Thematic Summaries; Qualitative data/focus group interactive practice sessions.

Course Organizer(s)

  • Rebecca L Garrow, MPH, Program Manager, Cancer Registry of Greater California


Tools and Software to Automate and Normalize the Cancer Data Abstraction Workflow  

Monday, June 10, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This course highlights several tools that can be used to enhance the quality of registry data and to automate certain tasks. Specifically, this course will introduce and demonstrate:
1) National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Observational Research in Oncology Toolbox;
2) DeepPhe natural language processing (NLP) and visualization software;
3) NCI-DOE application programming interface (API);
4) HemOnc chemotherapy regimen ontology.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the tools available in the NCI’s Observational Research in Oncology Toolbox and consider how they might be incorporated into existing workflows.
  • Appreciate how natural language processing tools such as DeepPhe can aid in the abstraction process.
  • Appreciate the utility of APIs and how they may ease the data collection process.
  • Develop an understanding of how formal ontologic modeling of chemotherapy regimen concepts can increase the utility of cancer registry information.


Presentations will cover technical details but are intended to be broadly inclusive and practical. The emphasis will be on the presentation of existing tools and software that could be utilized by central cancer registries and cancer researchers almost immediately.

This tutorial will provide several perspectives on the state-of-the-art and challenges of extracting and visualizing cancer patient data.

Course Organizers

  • Jeremy Warner

NAACCR and IACR invite you to participate in the 2019 Combined Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

For over 30 years, the NAACCR annual conference has attracted cancer researchers, surveillance professionals, and representatives from government agencies, hospitals, and medical associations from the U.S., Canada, and all over the world. This year we have joined with IACR, for a combined conference in Vancouver. This is a unique opportunity to interact with many more international cancer surveillance experts. We want you to be a part of it!

  • Strengthen existing relationships and develop new ones
  • Showcase your products and services
  • Connect with leaders and decision makers of the cancer surveillance community
  • Support NAACCR and IACR in their missions


General Information

Exhibits and posters will be located in or near the ballroom where breakfasts and breaks are served.

Both exhibitors and sponsors are eligible for the NAACCR/IACR member early registration fee of $495 per person for individuals who staff the booth for your organization. To expedite the registration process, it is imperative that all persons from your organization who will be attending the conference are pre-registered, whether they are attending the sessions and/or staffing the booth space. We will then have their name badge and conference materials ready for them when they arrive to ensure a speedy and hassle free check-in. Name badges/exhibit hall access will not be issued to non-registered exhibitor staff.


Sponsorship Levels and Exhibit Information

Partner Level $7500 USD (Exclusive sponsorship opportunity)*

  • Six complimentary conference registrations
  • Sponsorship of the Splash Screen when opening the Conference Mobile Application
  • Partner Level designation at exhibit booth
  • Standard Booth Package in premium location
  • Logo on monitor at registration area
  • Acknowledgement from podium as a Partner Level Sponsor
  • Partner Sponsor designation ribbon for representatives
  • Company logo and link on NAACCR/IACR Conference web page until December 31, 2019
  • Organization listing and logo featured in the Final Conference Program as a Partner Level Sponsor
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR/IACR conference page

Contributor Level $2500 USD (Three opportunities available)*

  • Banner Ad at the bottom of the Conference Mobile Application (choose Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)
  • Logo on monitor at registration area
  • Acknowledgment from podium
  • Standard Booth Package
  • Includes one conference registration
  • Organization listing and logo featured in the Final Conference Program as a Contributor Level Sponsor
  • Sponsor “Thank You” link on the NAACCR/IACR conference page
  • Conference registrations at $495/attendee

Technology Spotlight $2000 USD*

  • 15 minute talking spot in the Exhibit Hall during a scheduled Session Break
  • A/V equipment included (monitor, podium, mic, laptop, speaker system)
  • Signage, seating included
  • Time and location of Technology Spotlight listed in the Final Conference Program
  • Organization listing and logo featured in the Final Conference Program

Exhibitor $1000 – $1,500 (Registration for Exhibit Booths closes May 15)

  • Standard Booth Package and one conference registration available for $1000 –or
  • Double Booth Package and one conference registration available for $1500
  • Organization’s Listing and Logo featured in the Final Conference Program
  • Additional conference registrations available for $495

*Registration for sponsorship opportunities closes on May 1, 2019.



  • 10′ x 10′ booth space
  • 6′ draped table
  • Two side chairs
  • 8′ high back drape
  • 3′ high side drape
  • One wastebasket
  • 7” x 44” Sign


  • 20′ x 10′ booth space
  • Two 6′ draped tables
  • Two side chairs
  • 8′ high back drape
  • 3′ high side drape
  • One wastebasket
  • 7” x 44” Sign



  • Monday, June 10 – Set-up 1:00pm – 5:00pm*
  • Monday, June 10 – Pre-Conference Social 5:30pm – 7:00pm*
  • Tues., June 11 – Display hours 7:00am – 5:00pm*
  • Wed., June 12 – Display hours 7:00am – 1:30pm*
  • Thurs., June 13 – Display hours 7:00am – 3:30pm*
  • Thurs., June 13 – Dismantle 3:30pm – 5:00pm*

*Times are subject to change. Refer to the Final Conference Program for exact times.

Hotel Accommodations

The JW Marriott  Parq Vancouver is the host hotel and location for the combined conference. The downtown location makes it the ideal venue for the NAACCR conference. With Western Canada’s majestic mountaintops as its backdrop, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver delivers a luxury hotel experience unlike any other for our joint conference. Rooms and suites at our waterfront hotel showcase incredible city, ocean and mountain vistas. There’s a distinct sense of place with its understated luxury and impeccable service, but there’s no mistaking you’re in beautiful British Columbia. Replenish your spirit in this modern accommodation for the 2019 IACR / NAACCR combined conference.

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada
Telephone: 604-676-0888
JW Marriott Parq Web Site

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott for participants of the 2019 Conference and Pre-conference workshops. A special rate has been negotiated at a discount for the conference. Rooms at conference rate of $249.00 CAD are subject to availability.

We encourage all delegates to book their accommodation at the JW Marriott.

Discounted Conference Rates (subject to availability)
Single Standard Room: $249.00 CAD – $375.00 CAD

Single Water View Room (Limited Quantity): $299.00 CAD – $375.00 CAD

All rates are subject to applicable taxes. Please note that these rates are quoted in Canadian dollars. The negotiated hotel rates are below U.S. Government Per Diem allocation for Vancouver in June.

Note: Based on available inventory, the reservation system may allow for rooms to be booked at the JW Marriott Parq Tower and / or the Marriott Douglas Tower. These two towers are the same conference building complex for the 2019 NAACCR/IACR Conference.

If the room block if full when you attempt to reserve your room, please check back. Rooms often become available as NAACCR and IACR members’ travel plans change.

NAACCR Room Block

Other Hotel Recomendations


Visit the Vancouver International Airport web site.  This resource will provide information on terminal maps, parking, ground transportation, dining, and an interactive flight map.

Transportation and Shuttle Options
Explore Vancouver!

Vancouver is home to many vibrant and interesting areas. Visit Tourism Vancouver for more information.

Landsea Tours: Delegates can book tours in and around Vancouver between June 6 & 16, 2019, using the promo code NAACCR2019 to get a 10% discount.

Activities During the Conference – Sign Up On Your Own or With A Group


  • NAACCR/IACR Conference Bike Outing, Wednesday, June 12
    Participants will meet in the hotel lobby for an entertaining and active guided bike tour around the False Creek area. Participants will leave from the hotel lobby and take a short 10 minute walk to the bike pick-up location. From there, they will embark on a guided leisurely-paced bike ride. The total bike ride time is approximately 45 minutes and approximately 12 km / 7.4 miles in length (See route here). After the ride, participants will meet back at the starting point and walk back to the hotel together.

$35 US fee includes:
– Bike and helmet rental
– Water bottle
– Tour guide
– Tour guide gratuity
Tour is Full.


Itinerary (subject to slight changes):
Start circling False Creek, leading you past some small parks and Science World (5 min. stop).

On the way to Vanier Park, take a detour to Granville Island, which is known for its array of dining options, waterfront patios and the famous Granville Island Public Market (45 min. stop).

Continue to Vanier Park (10 min stop); home to the Museum of Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the City of Vancouver Archives, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Carry forward to Kitsilano Beach, where outdoor enthusiasts gather for recreational games along the sandy beaches and grassy areas (10 min stop).

And finalize riding the Burrard Bridge on your way back to the hotel.


  • Vancouver Foodie Tours offer food tasting and cultural walking tours. Indulge in a feast for your eyes, belly and mind, tasting signature dishes at award-winning Vancouver gourmet restaurants, food shops and food trucks. Learn about the origin of ingredients, how dishes are prepared, as well as the history, culture, and architecture of Vancouver.

Tour starting points vary depending on tour.  All Tours take place within the Vancouver area.
here for tours and rates.

Click here for tours and rates.

  • Enjoy some of the best beer and wine the Vancouver has to offer. Award winning beer and wines in Vancouver and the Fraser valley, breath taking vistas. Let Canadian Craft Tours show you behind the scenes of a Vancouver Craft Brewery or local Fraser Valley winery.  All Tours take place within the Greater Vancouver area.

Click here for tours and rates.

  • Join professional Vancouver Whale Watch Guides for a 3 to 5-hour tour, departing from the picturesque West Coast fishing village of Steveston. Travel through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands to find Orcas (Killer Whales) and Humpback Whales, you’ll have the opportunity to see a diverse marine ecosystem.

Click here for tours and rates.

Poster Judge Form

Criteria for judging posters. Print to take notes and complete reviews, but the actual submission will be conducted through the on-line system.

Student Poster Judge Form

Criteria for judging Student posters. Print to take notes and complete reviews, but the actual submission will be conducted through the on-line system.

On Site Floor Plan

This floor plan shows the layout of the conference and the general location of posters

Poster Master Location List

Alphabetical by last name, shows location of poster on site and provides a crosswalk between the Abstract ID # and the Poster Presentation #

IDAbTitlePresenter NameParticipant Type - I am submitting as a/anPoster Link                         
19Are population-based cancer registries utilised for evaluation of cancer control programmes as recommended by World Health Organization? A 10-year systematic reviewANNET NAKAGANDA,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
20Influence of Hormone receptors in Breast Cancer survival with correlation to place of residenceManoj Kalita,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
22Trends in Incidence and Mortality Rates for the Top 4 Cancers in New BrunswickBin Zhang,North American (NAACCR) Participant 22
23Five-Year Relative Survival Ratios for the Top 4 Cancers in New BrunswickBin Zhang,North American (NAACCR) Participant 23
24Cancer incidence in 15 districts of NepalKishore Pradhananga,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
28Recent trends in prostate cancer in CanadaAllana LeBlanc,North American (NAACCR) Participant
31Results From a Fifteen-Year Postmarketing Drug Safety Study of Adult Osteosarcoma and Teriparatide in the USAlicia Gilsenan,North American (NAACCR) Participant 31
34Using CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation to Assess Progress and Strategically Plan for the Future: CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) EvaluationEva Trinh,North American (NAACCR) Participant 34
36Finding Meaning in Meaningful Use: Updating Patient Demographics from Electronic Health RecordsStephanie Hill,North American (NAACCR) Participant 36
37An Assessment of Survival Analysis for Virginia Cancer Data, 2001-2016Shuhui Wang,North American (NAACCR) Participant 37
45Comparison of a 10-year cumulative age standardized incidence rate (ASR) of lung cancer among metropolitan cities in South Korea (2000-2009)A Ram Kim,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 45
48Trends in Alcohol-Associated Cancers, 2001-2015, United StatesReda Wilson,North American (NAACCR) Participant 48
49Cancer Incidence in the Older Adult Population in the United StatesHannah Weir,North American (NAACCR) Participant
58Predictors of Female Late-Stage Breast Cancer: A Multi-Level StudyPatricia Da Rosa,North American (NAACCR) Participant
59Accessing and Analyzing SSF/SSDI data over timeJennifer Ruhl,North American (NAACCR) Participant
60Impact of Race, Poverty and Foreign Born on Cancer Clusters in New York StateXiuling Zhang,North American (NAACCR) Participant 60
65Deep Dive into Data Quality - California's ApproachCheryl Moody,North American (NAACCR) Participant 65
71Influence of Neighborhood Characteristics on Gynecologic Oncologist Involvement in Care of Ovarian Cancer Patients in the MidwestDiane Ng,North American (NAACCR) Participant
72Geographic co-occurrence of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer incidence, United States 2003–2015Manxia Wu,North American (NAACCR) Participant 72
73U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool: Cancer Incidence and Mortality Estimates by United States Congressional DistrictsSimple Singh,North American (NAACCR) Participant 73
75California's focused audit of colorectal cancer Circumferential Resection Margin (CRM) - When POSITIVE may mean NEGATIVE, and other miscoding patterns noted in data collection of CRMDonna Hansen,North American (NAACCR) Participant 75
83Source abstract coded race - Accuracy and concordance with other sourcesMay Ting Liu,North American (NAACCR) Participant
85Using Multiple Years of National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Submission Data to Monitor Data Quality for Survival AnalysisXing Dong,North American (NAACCR) Participant 85
87Using Success Stories To Promote NPCR Cancer Registries' Value and ImpactNetta Apedoe,North American (NAACCR) Participant 87
89Worldwide trends in cancer incidence among young adults aged 15 - 39 years old between 1998 - 2012Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia,North American (NAACCR) Participant 89
95Estimating Relative Survival and Heterogeneity in Treatment Effect for Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer PatientsYunting Fu,North American (NAACCR) Participant 95
96Northwest Territories Cancer Report 2000-2016Megan McCallum,North American (NAACCR) Participant 96
97A Road to Breast Cancer Surveillance Enhancement – National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Component 2 Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Data Collection PilotsJunhie Oh,North American (NAACCR) Participant
99Racial/Ethnic Differences in Survival among Gastric Cancer Patients in CaliforniaAmy Klapheke,North American (NAACCR) Participant 99
101Islands in the stream: utilizing near-time data streams to deliver and evaluate a lifestyle intervention for breast cancer survivors.Marta Induni,North American (NAACCR) Participant 101
105Rapid Case Reporting: Barriers Encountered in Implementation in Rhode IslandNancy Lebrun,North American (NAACCR) Participant
106Essential TNM- Evaluation of a Training Exercise in Sub-Saharan AfricaMichael Odutola,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
108An assessment of selection bias in the Cancer Incidence in Louisiana by Census Tract reportLauren Maniscalco,North American (NAACCR) Participant 108
112Increasing Rates of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) among Young People in CaliforniaAni Movsisyan,North American (NAACCR) Participant 112
115Cancer Statistics for US Adults 85 and OlderCarol DeSantis,North American (NAACCR) Participant 115
116Using Changes Made in the Visual Editing Process to Create More Targeted Quality Control MethodsScott Wood,North American (NAACCR) Participant 116
120Comorbidity and survival of ovarian cancer among patients in the U.S. MidwestYilin Yoshida,North American (NAACCR) Participant 120
123The Impact of the 2018 Solid Tumour Rules for Colorectal Cancer in CanadaBal Sidhu,North American (NAACCR) Participant 123
124Identifying Target Areas for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Louisiana through Geospatial AnalysisYong Yi,North American (NAACCR) Participant 124
128Estimating the cancer burden in Canada in 2015 due to lifestyle, environmental and infectious disease risk factorsPrithwish De,North American (NAACCR) Participant
131"Out, Out, Black Spot!"Holly Kulhawick,North American (NAACCR) Participant
132BMI and Cancer Risk in AlaskaDavid O'Brien,North American (NAACCR) Participant 132
135Can Automated Case-Finding fully replace Manual Sources at UroCaRe (Urological Cancer Registry) at Singapore General Hospital?Saajida Begum,North American (NAACCR) Participant 135
140Causes of death in Korean cancer patients in the era of cancer survivorship: How do cancer patients die?Hyunsoon Cho,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
143Registry data: communication, the media, and public health responseBruce Riddle,North American (NAACCR) Participant
144Cancer System Performance Reporting: An Engaging Approach to Making Cancer Data Count!Donna Turner,North American (NAACCR) Participant 144
145Meaningful Use Cancer Case Reporting in Tennessee - What is the Value?Jake Richards,North American (NAACCR) Participant 145
148Case Investigation of Cervical Cancer (CICC) in New Jersey- A Look at Who ParticipatedAmanda Crosbie,North American (NAACCR) Participant
155What’s in a name? Improving Geocoding Quality using the NAACCR Geocoder Municipal Alias Tables in New JerseyPamela Agovino,North American (NAACCR) Participant 155
161Risk of second cancer after breast, colorectal and gynecologic cancer: A population-based studyHuan Jiang,North American (NAACCR) Participant
162Collaboration is Key: Exploring the Delaware Cancer Registry’s Strategic Partnerships to Advance Cancer Surveillance and Control in DelawareWilhelmina Ross,North American (NAACCR) Participant 162
164Spatiotemporal Trends of Stage-specific Incidence Rate of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) in New York State (1995-2015)Kaylee Ho,North American (NAACCR) Participant 164
165Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Hepatitis B and C Virus: Results from a Pilot Linkage in LouisianaCarla Rosales,North American (NAACCR) Participant 165
169Moving Cancer Staging Beyond the Book – From Print to ElectronicMartin Madera,North American (NAACCR) Participant
170Leveraging Current Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Data Elements to Characterize Receipt of Neoadjuvant TreatmentMelissa Bruno,North American (NAACCR) Participant 170
177Using Cancer Registry Data to Develop a First of Its Kind State Cervical Cancer Strategic PlanCaylie Simon,North American (NAACCR) Participant 177
178Developing the Puerto Rico CLL ProfileCarlos Torres-Cintr?n,North American (NAACCR) Participant 178
181Distinct Characteristics of Rhabdomyosarcoma among Adolescent and Young Adults Compared to ChildrenAmie Hwang,North American (NAACCR) Participant 181
183Validation of short-term cancer incidence projections (CanProj)Amanda Shaw,North American (NAACCR) Participant 183
186Acquiring remote access to non-registry hospitals’ EMR by the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry in response to limited resourcesValeria Celaya,North American (NAACCR) Participant 186
189Cancer Mortality: Sources of Misclassification in Death CertificatesValeria Celaya,North American (NAACCR) Participant
191The Lung Cancer Survival has improved in the past decade in AlbertaJingyu (Vickey) Bu,North American (NAACCR) Participant
192The Emergency Care Use among Cancer Patients with Recent Diagnosis in AlbertaJingyu (Vickey) Bu,North American (NAACCR) Participant
193Report on Cancer Statistics in AlbertaJingyu (Vickey) Bu,North American (NAACCR) Participant
196Incidence and mortality of smoking-related cancers as smoking declines: An ecological analysis based on U.S. regions with low historic smoking prevalenceJudy Ou,North American (NAACCR) Participant
198Characteristics and Trend of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Incidence: Implication for Adolescent and Young AdultsAmie Hwang,North American (NAACCR) Participant 198
203A Foundation for International Cancer Surveillance Research Collaboations: A Feasibility Study Progress ReportJim Martin,North American (NAACCR) Participant
205The “Sweet Spot” for Digital Screening Mammography Recall Rates and Cancer Detection in the Metro Chicago Breast Cancer Registry (MCBCR)Therese Dolecek,North American (NAACCR) Participant 205
212Incidence of testicular cancer histologic subtypes over time according to neighborhood factors among Hispanics in CaliforniaMindy DeRouen,North American (NAACCR) Participant 212
213Visioning the future of cancer surveillance: How to bring about change when resources are limitedJeannette Jackson-Thompson,North American (NAACCR) Participant
222Puerto Rico Cancer Registry Automated Audit ToolOmar Centeno,North American (NAACCR) Participant 222
223Trend of Cancer Incidence in Nepal from 2003 to 2012Krishna Poudel,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
225Developing a cancer survivorship program at Tawam hospital, Al Ain United Arab EmiratesMaria Aamir,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
226Patient volume of non-major cancer in Japan: an analysis of hospital-based cancer registry data in 2016Ayako Okuyama,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 226
227Cooperation among countries: supporting population- based cancer registries in Latin AmericaLeslie Mery,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
228Is there coastal effect on the ecological differences of cancer incidence?Sun-Seog Kweon,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
231Assessment and projection of burden of cancer due to tobacco in India and its states till 2025Murali Dhar,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
234Assessment of trends in cervical cancer and its precursors to monitor screening policies in developing settingsCarlos Lima,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 234
236Distribution Of Cancer By Sex and Site in NepalPrakash Neupane,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
237HOSPITAL BASED CANCER REGISTRY IN NEPALZeena Sharma,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
238Using national systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) data, collected in routine clinical practice in England, to inform commissioning decisions through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF)Alice Turnbull,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
239Epidemiological and clinical profile of uterine cervical cancers in IndiaMurali Dhar,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
241Survival of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer, results of the hospital-based cancer registry of the National Cancer Institute (2005-2014)Constanza Pardo,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
242Data Resource Profile: A National epidemiologic survey for stomach, colon, and breast cancerYoung-Joo Won,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
244Estimation of Cancer Incidence from Mortality Data: A Validation Study within a Population-Based Cancer RegistryMiguel Rodr?guez-Barranco,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
246Trends of cancer survival in children and adolescents in the province of Granada in the period 1985-2013Maria-Jos? S?nchez,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 246
247Clinical Stadiums and Epidemiological Surveillance - Prostate Cancer, Lima-Peru Registry (2010-2012)enrique zevallos santillan,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 247
253Is quality of registry treatment data related to registrar experience and workload? A study of Taiwan cancer registry datachin cheng,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 253
258Age-period-cohort effect on the incidence of colorectal cancer in Puerto Rico, 1987-2016Mariela Alvarado Ortiz,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
263Tool for survival analysis on cancer registryKeisuke Fukui,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
268The net survival of major cancers: a population based analysis in Zhongshan of China, 2003-2013Kuangrong Wei,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
271Spatial analysis of cancers incidence in Guadeloupe (F.W.I): link with pesticides-and other environmental risk factorsBernard BHAKKAN-MAMBIR,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 271
272A Global Ten-Year Epidemiological Forecast of Renal Cell CarcinomaZoya Shamsi,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 272
275Evaluation of regional program results control and prevention of breast cancer in the Samara Region (RF) (international comparative study on CI5 and Concord 3)Alla Egorova,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 275
276Challenge in translating information about cancer survival to general people: sharing messages for cancer survivors using statistics of conditional survivalYuri Ito,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
277Pulmonary tuberculosis is associated with elevated risk of lung cancer in South Korea: Nationwide retrospective cohort studyKyu-Won Jung,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 277
285TRENDS IN PANCREATIC CANCER PROGNOSIS IN MURCIA - SPAINMar?a-Dolores Chirlaque,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 285
292Oesophagus cancer survival from the population based cancer registries of Sangrur and Mansa districts of Punjab State, IndiaSonali Bagal,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
295Prostate cancer survival from the population based cancer registries of Sangrur and Mansa districts of Punjab State, IndiaShraddha Shinde,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
29630 years of prostate cancer care at the Singapore General Hospital: Cancer trends in a multiracial populationHonghong Huang,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
298The Worldwide Lifetime Risk of Developing CancerRongshou ZHENG,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
299Use of Population based Cancer Registries for Cancer Control in Punjab and Chandigarh of Northern IndiaJS Thakur,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
300Thyroid Cancer Incidence Trends in U.S. and Puerto Rico: 2001-2015Carlos Torres-Cintr?n,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 300
301Prostate Cancer Incidence Trends in the U.S. and Puerto Rico: 2001-2015Guillermo Tortolero-Luna,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
302Applications for making Responsible Cancer Registry Research Practice in Germany a defaultNina Schweiger,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
303LANDSCAPE CANCER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN PAR?/BRAZILLucrecia Formigosa,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
307Stage information among population- based cancer registries in Latin AmericaGraciela Abriata,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
308Investigating characteristics of women with Breast Cancer Recurrence in Northern Ireland (NI)Victoria Cairnduff,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
310Using the Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry-Health Insurance Linkage Database to Examine Patterns of End-of-Life Care in Gastrointestinal CancerKaren Ortiz-Ortiz,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 310
311Age-Standardized Expected Years of Life Lost: Quantification of Cancer SeverityRuRu Chiang,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 311
321BURDEN OF GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS IN PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S.- 2009-2013Diego Zavala,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
322INNOVATION IN PROCESSES IN A NETWORK OF CANCEREsther Palafox Parrilla,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 322
323Time trends in colorectal cancer incidence and mortaity in the Regional Health District (RHD) of Barretos, S?o Paulo, BrazilAllini Mafra,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 323
325Circumferential Resection Margin Data Quality Audit in SEER Colon and Rectal Cancer CasesTara McConville,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 325
328All-national Dispanserization works as screening only in breast cancer: a registry-based study from Arkhangelsk, North-Western RussiaMikhail Valkov,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
330Colorectal cancer mortality in Guayaquil and Years of Lost LifeRina Quinto,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
331Impact of mortality and years of lost life in children with Leukemia in GuayaquilRina Quinto,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
334Distribution of overall and top four cancers in Washington D.C: A spatial analysis using 2015 incidence dataBetelihem Tobo,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 334
335Assessment of trends of breast cancer and carcinoma in situ to monitor screening policies in developing settingsCarlos Lima,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 335
336Cervical Cancer Screening Among Marginalized Tea Women Communities in BangladeshNabila Purno,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
339Trends in incidence of thyroid cancer in Incheon province, South Korea from 2004 to 2013: Focusing on association between screening and thyroid cancer incidenceWoo Kim,Outside North American (IACR) Participant 339
340Cancer Incidence in Guatemala City: Results of a Pilot Registry ProjectEduardo Gharzouzi,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
341Breast Cancer in CubaYaima Galan Alvarez,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S2Differences in the Influence of Education Level on Breast Cancer Mortality among Asian and Non-Hispanic White WomenKaren Callahan,North American (NAACCR) Participant
S4Reducing Overuse of Nonspecific Tumor Registry Codes Through Data VisualizationMaria Leuchert,North American (NAACCR) Participant S4
S6Performance indicators for a human rights-based approach to cancer control, using cancer registry data (CONCORD-3)Lisa Montel,North American (NAACCR) Participant
S7Radiotherapy in patients affected by glioblastoma: does time to treatment impact on survival? A population-based analysis using data from CONCORD-3Fabio Girardi,North American (NAACCR) Participant S7
S8Determining risk of colorectal cancer and the effect of screening colonoscopy based on genetic risk scoreFeng Guo,Outside North American (IACR) Participant S8
S11Detecting effects of holidays and seasonality on female breast cancer incidence using central cancer registry dataQiao Wang,North American (NAACCR) Participant S11
S12Cancers Attributable to Overweight and Obesity from 2012 to 2014 in Nigeria: A Cancer Registry StudyMichael Odutola,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S13Cervical Cancer Incidence Trends Among Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council, 1998-2012Eman Alkhalawi,Outside North American (IACR) Participant S13
S14Differentiated thyroid carcinoma: a 5-years survival study at a referral hospital in Rio de JaneiroJeniffer Ferreira,Outside North American (IACR) Participant S14
S15Validity of state cancer registry treatment information for adolescent and young adult womenChelsea Anderson,North American (NAACCR) Participant
S16Second Malignant Neoplasm (SMN) Survival Difference Among Childhood Cancer PatientsAryana Javaheri,North American (NAACCR) Participant
S18Development and Cost estimates of an Integrated Non-Communicable Disease Registry (Chandigarh NCD Registry) in Chandigarh, India.Ronika Paika,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S19Hospital surgical volume and 3-year survival for pancreatic cancer patients who received a curative surgery with chemotherapyYukari Taniyama,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S21Study Protocol - Study of modifiable risk factors for instituting evidence based preventive strategy for Carcinoma Esophagus in PunjabHarmanjeet Kaur,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S23Developing a Quality Registry Network on Colorectal Cancer Care (QRN-CRC) in Iran; report of the pilot phaseMohammad Reza Rouhollahi,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S24Cause of death among 688,474 cancer patients: NANDE study linking vital statistics data and population-based cancer registry data.Makoto Fujii,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S25Features of the cause of death by age in breast cancer patients and by years after diagnosis: NANDE study linking vital statistics data and population-based cancer registry data.Mayumi Nagayasu,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S28Development of an innovative secure platform for conducting needs assessments of the availability and quality of cancer care services in citiesOswaldo Coral,North American (NAACCR) Participant
S32Benzene Exposure, Leukemia, and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in a Spatial ContextRebecca Shyu,North American (NAACCR) Participant S32
S34Trends in childhood cancer mortality in the Mexican Social Security Health Institite,1990-2015.Aldo Allende-Lopez,Outside North American (IACR) Participant
S35Using Health Ministry mass notification systems to improving data quality in Cancer RegistriesNELSON PORTILLA,Outside North American (IACR) Participant S35

The Fondo Elena Moroni awards the Enrico Anglesio Prize at the NAACCR / IACR Combined Annual Conference 2019. The Enrico Anglesio Prize recognizes a young researcher for original scientific research in cancer epidemiology.


To be eligible, candidates must be under 35 years of age and be the first and presenting author of the abstract selected for oral presentation. The  abstract will cover original research which has not been presented elsewhere. The Jury, appointed by the Fondo, will evaluate candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and incisiveness of the oral presentation
  • Originality and relevance of the scientific work
  • Quality of the abstract
  • Curriculum of the candidate


Prize money is €500,-. It is doubled to €1000,- if the research is published within one year in a journal with impact factor between 2.00 and 4.00. It is further raised to €1500,- if the journal has an impact factor over 4.00. The Enrico Anglesio Prize must be acknowledged in the article. The award ceremony will take place at the end of the IACR conference.

One year for publication means that 365 days is the maximum time between the date of the ceremony of award and the date of the letter of final acceptance from the journal to which the paper has been successfully submitted.


The prize award and the title of the research will be successively publicised through the websites and the newsletter of various organisations, through some scientific journals in the field and through the UICC newsletter.


To participate

Upon receiving confirmation from the Conference Scientific Committee that their work has been included in one of the oral presentation sessions of the meeting, candidates may simply participate to the prize award by mailing the completed application form with the accepted abstract and their CV attached to the Jury President (Stefano Rosso:


The application form, CV and Curricula will be sent at least 15 days before the Congress begins.

(see links below for the application form and suggested CV form)

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