Winter 2020 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Betsy A. Kohler, MPH, CTR
NAACCR Executive Director




The NAACCR Office has been very busy over the past few months. There are many new projects for us on the horizon and hope that they will serve the membership and the cancer surveillance community. Nan and I paid a visit to the Philadelphia meeting site recently.  It is going to be a great venue. Located just two blocks from city hall, in the heart of center city, there will be much to do within a few blocks of the hotel. The Reading Terminal Market will be a great place to grab lunch between sessions. Philadelphia is a great city for art with The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and the Barnes Foundation (one of the largest collections of Impressionist art) all located on a mall, not t far from our hotel. We heard that the Phillies won’t be in town during the Conference, but tours of the stadium can be arranged in advance. Oh, and then there is the scientific portion of the meeting! We have some excellent speakers lined up – check out the preliminary program We are pleased to announce that Quinn Ostrom, who won the Enrico Anglesio Prize at the NAACCR/IACR Annual Conference in 2019 published a paper based on her award- winning presentation. The paper, Relative survival after diagnosis with a primary brain tumor or other central nervous system tumor in the National Program of Cancer Registries, 2004-2014, was published in Neuro-Oncology Practice in December. Congratulations Quinn!

We hope you have gotten a chance to explore NAACCR’s newest publication “Cancer in North America Vol.5- Cancer Prevalence in the United States and Canada”. These statistics are the most comprehensive estimates of cancer prevalence to date for U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions, and estimate that over 8 million people in the US and 360,000 in Canada have a history of cancer diagnosis within the last 10 years. We trust that the state and provincial estimates of prevalent cancers will be useful to you and your local cancer control partners. The full report may be found here; Many thanks to Chris Johnson and Bozena Morawski of the Cancer Data Registry of Idaho as well as Angela Mariotto, Baozhen Qiao, Bin Huang, Donna Turner, Larry Ellison, Hannah Weir and Recinda Sherman for their work on this new volume.




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