Kollaboration mit dem African Cancer Registry Network, AFCRN

Ansprechpartnerin:  Dr. Eva Kantelhardt


Förderer: VW Stiftung


Das AFCRN ist ein Zusammenschluss von aktuell 31 populations-basierten Krebsregistern aus 24 Ländern sub-Sahara Afrikas (Stand 9.12.2019). 
Dr. Eva J. Kantelhardt fungiert als Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin des Netzwerkes und ist als Studien-Leiterin und durch Mitarbeit an folgenden, wissenschaftlichen Projekten des Netzwerkes beteiligt:

  • The Cancer Atlas
  • Treatment and Follow-up Study: The Treatment & Follow-Up study on access to cancer care is a multilateral research collaboration between the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN), eleven cancer registries in ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Global Health working group at MLU Halle-Wittenberg. Between 2016 and 2018, retrospective data on diagnosis, treatment and survival on a population-based cohort of roughly 3500 patients was collected by cancer registry staff in respective countries, based on medical reports and follow-up calls. Research papers will be written on these data to report on cancer care of patients diagnosed with five of the six most frequent cancer types in the region, namingly breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Subsequently, further collaboration projects are intended to intensify research on factors fostering and impeding access to cancer care in the Sub-Saharan Africa.