The Cancer in Central and South America Project is a collaboration between the Section of Cancer Surveillance of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the Red de Institutos e Instituciones Nacionales de Cáncer (RINC) and cancer registries in the Central and South American region. The project commenced in 2013, with the primary objective of collating data collected by these cancer registries; presenting the data in a standardized, comparable format; and making them available to cancer research and control communities within the region and elsewhere.
Three online resources are available from the Cancer in Central and South America Project:
This supplement issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology comprises a series of 17 peer-reviewed, open access papers describing the background, methodology and results of the project. Included in the collection are a broad overview of cancer incidence and mortality patterns within the region and 14 cancer site-specific papers looking in detail at the geographical and temporal patterns for the major cancers.
Cancer Epidemiology [Volume 44 Supplement 1] (2016)
This material comprises a set of cancer profiles for each of the 22 countries within the region, providing standardized tabulations and graphics for each country and each contributing cancer registry.
To view a country profile, click on the country name:
These papers provide a detailed consideration of the etiology of the 14 specific sites of cancer considered in the supplement issue of Cancer Epidemiology within the context of risk factors relevant to the region. All papers have been peer reviewed.
Citation information for this material is provided at the beginning of each paper.
Perdomo S, Roa GM, Brennan P, Forman D, Sierra MS (2016).
Etiology of head and neck cancer (C01–14, C32) in Central and South America.
In: Cancer in Central and South America.
Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Available from: http://www-dep.iarc.fr/CSU_resources.htm, accessed [date].
A complete list of the Cancer in Central and South America Working Group participants, including all the contributing registries is available here and the project's Editorial Board members are listed here.
Working Group members represented their respective cancer registries at the time of the call for data in 2013. Current contact information for cancer registries in the region can be found at the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) website.