Seminar "The research on cancer and its determinants based on the data from cancer registers: The role of cancer registers in determining the real state of oncological aid provided to the population"
The fifth scientific seminar ‘Modern demography’ of the International laboratory for population and health NRU HSE took place on the 7th of September. On this seminar researches on cancer and its determinants based on the data from cancer registers and the role of cancer registers in determining the real status of oncological aid provided to the population were discussed. Giedre Smailyte, head of the Laboratory of cancer epidemiology of the National cancer institute, Vilnius, Lithuania, Domantas Jasilionis, research scientist at the Laboratory of Demographic data of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany and Vakhtang M. Merabishvili, head of the Population based cancer register of St. Petersburg, chairman of the Scientific and methodological council for the development of information systems of the cancer service of the North-Western Federal District of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia, presented their papers.
D. Jasilionis spoke about the general trends in cancer morbidity and mortality, determined the main research types containing the data that can be possibly used for the social determinants of cancer morbidity and mortality analysis. He also presented in details the pros and cons of the census-linked data and explained how population census data can be linked to that of the variety of the registers based on the example of Lithuanianian experience.
The main focus of G. Smailyte`s presentation was the Lithuanian cancer register: the history of its initiation, its contents in term of data and the data sources used for compilation of the registry database. Besides, G. Smailyte spoke about the EUROCARE project (EUROpean CAncer REgistry-based study on survival and CARE of cancer patients), where for its 5th round the Lithuanian cancer registry data were included.
V.M. Merabishvili reported on cancer patients survival, with regards to the cancer stage and localization. He has also dismantled the main misconceptions about the state of the cancer care in Russia.
Presentation by V.M. Merabishvili