Spring/Summer 2019 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

The NAACCR/IACR Combined Annual Conference in Vancouver was an opportunity to learn about the amazing cancer surveillance work being accomplished nationally and internationally. This year in addition to the professional and student poster awards, the Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded for the top oral presentation.


Enrico Anglesio Award

The Enrico Angelsio Award recognizes original scientific research in cancer epidemiology being presented for the first time by candidates under age 35.  This year’s award of €500 was awarded to Quinn Ostrom (Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S. and Baylor College of Medicine) for her presentation on Relative Survival After Diagnosis with a Primary Brain or Other CNS Tumor in the National Program of Cancer Registries, 2001-2014. If the research is published within one year, Quinn has the opportunity to increase the prize money to €1000 (if published in a journal with an impact factor between 2.00 and 4.00) or €1500 (if published in a journal with an impact factor over 4.00).  Congratulations Quinn!


Above: Quinn Ostrom (Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S. and Baylor College of Medicine)

Poster Awards

Conference attendees enjoyed viewing 111 professional posters (47 IACR; 64 NAACCR) and 22 student posters from IACR and NAACCR combined. Thanks to all the attendees who submitted a poster and judges who took time to evaluate the content and visual appeal. Congratulations to the awardees!

Professional Poster Awardees:

  • 1st Place Overall: Wilhelmina Ross (Westat), Collaboration is Key: Exploring the Delaware Cancer Registry’s Strategic Partnerships to Advance Cancer Surveillance and Control in Delaware
  • 1st Place Epidemiology and Data Use: Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia (Alberta Health Services), Worldwide trends in cancer incidence among young adults aged 15-39 years old between 1998-2012
  • 1st Place Registry Operations and Standards: Donna Hanson (California Cancer Registry), California’s focused audit of colorectal cancer Circumferential Resection Margin (CRM) – When POSITIVE may mean NEGATIVE, and other miscoding patterns noted in data collection of CRM
  • Honorable Mention: Carlos Torres-Cintrón (Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry), Thyroid Cancer Incidence Trends in U.S. and Puerto Rico: 2001-2015


Left: Professional poster awardees Donna Hanson and Carlos Torres-Cintrón with NAACCR President Nan Stroup.




Below: Student poster awardees Maria Leuchert, Feng Guo, and Eman Alkalawi with NAACCR President Nan Stroup.







Student Poster Awardees

  • 1st Place Student: Karen Callahan (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Differences in the Influence of Education Level on Breast Cancer Mortality among Asian and Non-Hispanic White Women
  • 2nd Place Student: Maria Leuchert (Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group), Reducing Overuse of Nonspecific Tumor Registry Codes Through Data Visualization
  • 3rd Place Student: Feng Guo (German Cancer Research Center), Determining risk of colorectal cancer and the effect of screening colonoscopy based on genetic risk score
  • 3rd Place Student: Eman Alkhalawi (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Cervical Cancer Incidence Trends Among Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council, 1998-2012




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