Global surveillance of cancer survival: the CONCORD programme
The CONCORD programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine comprises epidemiological research, teaching and capacity-building in cancer survival world-wide. CONCORD is supported by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) as a programme of strategic significance for the World Cancer Declaration.
CONCORD will contribute to the WHO Action Plan for non-communicable diseases, by promoting international partnerships to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer control at national, regional and global levels. The CONCORD programme is endorsed by WHO EURO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a range of other bodies.
The CONCORD-2 Study
The CONCORD-2 study will launch in 2012. It will cover 10 cancers in adults, and childhood leukaemia, with data from 160 or more cancer registries from 50 countries on patients diagnosed during the period 1995-2009 or later.
The CONCORD Working Group met on 20-21 September 2012 in Cork, Ireland, after the IACR 2012 Conference. The agenda and presentations from the Working Group meeting are available.
Participants in the CONCORD-2 study can register and then access CONCORD-2 documents. After registering, please keep the email with the user name and password, so that you can access the documents as needed.
A consortium of funding agencies for CONCORD is being developed: 20 agencies attended a planning meeting in London in May 2011. Documents, slide presentations and posters from the planning meeting are available.
The CONCORD Steering Committee includes 25 scientists from 16 countries, with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, cancer registration and public health.
The training programme is outlined in the protocol. It will be covered in more detail in future updates. The annual short course "Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications" will be held in London 24-28 June 2013.
For any enquiries about CONCORD, please contact the CONCORD Programme Manager, Natalia Sanz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.