‰ palliative care;
‰ paediatric oncology;
INCTR's projects and achievements
Each INCTR programme has goals and objectives in line with
the overall mission of the organization, divided into separate
projects. Many projects have been conducted or are ongoing and include:
‰ Cervical cancer screening using visual inspection in
Nepal and Tanzania.
‰ Training of Bolivian health care professionals in cervical
cancer screening by Peruvian experts.
‰ HPV vaccination of young girls in Nepal.
‰ Establishing an East African Registry Network (EARN)
that subsequently became the African Cancer Registry
Network (AFCRN). As part of the Global Initiative for
Cancer Registry Development in LMIC, the Network acts
as a consortium to provide a "regional hub" for cancer
registries in sub-Saharan Africa. The AFCRN is
supporting or assisting the development of 22 cancer
registries in the region, including English-and Frenchspeaking countries.
‰ Provision of training courses in cancer registration and
the use of CanReg 5.
‰ Participation in collaborative international research.
‰ Visits of INCTR consultants to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia to review cancer registration procedures and data
quality and to Uganda to offer advice on setting up a
‰ The treatment and characterization of acute
Lymphoblastic Leukemia in children, adolescents and
young adults in India - over 450 patients have been
treated by four institutions.
‰ The treatment and characterization of Burkitt
Lymphoma in Africa - over 600 patients have been
treated by seven centres in Nigeria, Democratic Republic
of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Survival is
greater than 60% at 5 years.
‰ Understanding problems faced by parents of children
with Retinoblastoma before treatment - 435 parents
interviewed from institutions in 10 countries in Latin
America, Asia and Africa.
‰ Situational analysis of breast cancer - 8,800 medical
records of women treated for breast cancer in four
institutions in Peru, Egypt, Pakistan and India.
‰ Studies carried out in Brazil, India, Pakistan and Turkey
to determine delays in diagnosing and treating
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma and assess the role of
consanguinity and familial history in this cancer.
‰ A new initiative to characterize lymphoproliferative
diseases in adults in Senegal with Universities in Dakar.
‰ Development of a pathological and radiological review for
Brazilian patients with Medulloblastoma in partnership with
the Brazilian Society of Paediatric Oncology.
‰ Accreditation Programme in the conduct of clinical trials
in institutions in Brazil.
‰ Educating school children about cancer in Nepal.
‰ Evidence-based development through preparation of
bibliographies of published literature from developing
countries relevant to breast cancer and selected cancers
‰ Open Educational Resources for Cancer available online.
‰ Thematic workshops to discuss challenges in cancer
control in East Africa.
‰ Webinars for e-learning.
‰ Publication of Cancer Control 2013 with publisher
Global Health Dynamics looking at all aspects of cancer
policy, prevention, detection, treatment and palliation.
‰ Development of a specific curriculum for training and
educating nurses in the principles of paediatric oncology
nursing for Ethiopia.
Palliative access (PAX)
‰ Training and educating health care professionals -
doctors, nurses and social workers in the principles of
palliative care - in Brazil, Cameroon, Burkina Faso,
Sénégal, Mali, Tanzania, India and Nepal.
‰ Sensitization workshops for government officials and the
public in Brazil, Tanzania, India and Nepal.
‰ Development of a centre of excellence in palliative care
for both adults and children in Hyderabad, India.
‰ Lobbying governments to improve access to opioids for
terminally-ill cancer patients - Nepal and India.
‰ Establishment of twinning programmes with hospices in
Canada that support palliative care efforts in Nepal.
‰ Fostering the establishment of palliative care societies -
in Nepal and Pakistan.
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