Symposium: The Netherlands Cancer Registry in Europe

Tuesday November 30th the Comprehensive Cancer Organisation Netherlands organized the online symposium of the Netherlands Cancer Registry. 

This symposium focuses on how to improve cancer care and prevention with insights from cancer registries. Cancer registries are the fuel for Europe’s Beating Cancer plan. The registries provide insights to improve oncological care and prevention. The Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) is the national registration since 1989, maintained by the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL). The main goal is to reduce the impact of cancer, from the personal to the societal level. Together with care professionals, researchers, patients, and policy makers IKNL translates data into valuable insights. What lies ahead in the upcoming years and how can the cancer registries help to guide the way?  

Watch the symposium


18.30 Opening, Chair Liesbet van Eycken, director Belgian Cancer Registry

18.35 Interview Robert Greene, patient advocate,  board member European Cancer Patient Coalition

18.40 Urgency of the cancer problem, role of cancer registries, Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass, director IARC

19:05 The European Cancer Knowledge Center, dr. Magdalena Stepien, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission (video interview)

19:10 Trends in cancer, preliminary results of the trend report ‘Cancer in the Netherlands’, Prof. dr. Valery Lemmens, board member IKNL

19.30 Intermezzo: 10 flagships European Beating Cancer Plan

19:35 Dutch Cancer Agenda, Johan van de Gronden, board of directors Dutch Cancer Society

19:55 NORDCAN – lessons learned and opportunities from the cooperation of cancer registries in 7 Nordic countries, Siri Larønningen, Head of the NORDCAN secretariat

20:15 Panel discussion: How can data help us to be ready for the future?

20.45 Wrap up

Annual symposium

The Comprehensive Cancer Center organizes an annual symposium of the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Participation is free of costs. 

The evening programme at november 30th 2021 started at 18.30. In the afternoon there was a Dutch pre-symposium.