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Cayman to join regional cancer register

The Cayman Islands Cancer Registry is anticipating the implementation of a cancer registry hub to be housed at the Caribbean Public Health Agency headquarters in Port-of-Spain Trinidad and Tobago.
As a part of a collaboration with several international health organisations the International Agency for Research on Cancer will lead the initiative to develop the Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub.
This hub is of one intended to address the lack of high-quality cancer data in certain geographic regions, provide technical expertise, advocacy assistance and support to countries around the world and their cancer registries.
The Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub aims to strengthen cancer surveillance by building cancer registration in the region through technical support, training, networking opportunities and collaborative research.
“Once implemented this hub could provide the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry with the opportunity to work with some of the top health organisations in the world and receive support and training from the very best in the field,” said Amanda Nicholson, Cayman Islands Cancer registrar.

Amanda Nicholson

Ms. Nicholson will be making a presentation on the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry; showing the relationship between it and the health of Cayman’s population at the educational forum: “Advancements in Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Management” on Mar. 9 at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. The forum will feature the most relevant updates in genetics and genomics for health care providers to develop strategies for better care for patients.

If a cancer survivor wishes to register to the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry they may contact Ms. Nicholson at 244-2560 or [email protected].
Registering is fast, easy, and only takes a couple of minutes. It can be done face to face or via e-mail. Visit www.hsa.ky for more information and services offered at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority.

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