Registry has been in continuous operation since 1962. It is located
in the Department of Pathology of the Medical School in the Universidad
del Valle, in Cali, Valle, Colombia, South America.
The CCR data have appeared in all
seven volumes of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents. Data are
also included in Trends in Cancer Incidence and Mortality and
the International Incidence of Childhood Cancer. It is planned
to produce a comprehensive publication for 1962- 2001 towards
the end of this year. Efforts will be made to produce a periodical
report in this Web Site.
notification is not compulsory in Cali. The information is collected
by active search in the files of the hospital and other medical
facilities, whether academic, private. Information from physicians
and private centres is obtained through a periodic revision of
their archives. Information also is collected from de Municipal
Office of Vital Statistics, to obtain deaths with mention of cancer.
Site and histology are coded according to the ICD-O-3 which was
implemented since June 2004.
living permanently in Cali or having come to Cali to live, are
considered residents. Patients coming to Cali for others reasons,
including prolonged medical treatments are considered non-residents.
data are used to monitor the trends of cancer in Cali, to assess
the early detection program for cervical cancer, and to serve
as a database for research and teaching proposals. The registry
encourages the use of data by researchers and under- and postgraduate
population-based cancer registry of Cali is active and has been
studying incidence trends in the city for the period 1962-2001.
The study includes the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the
city, namely prostate, stomach, and lung in males, and breast,
cervix and stomach in females. A substantial reduction in the
risk of cancers associated with poor living conditions or lack
of medical surveillance for the Cali population is reported.
Population-based Cali Cancer
office of Vital Statistics of Cali database.
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