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Table 6 IACC hospital-based cancer registry quality control program

From: A hospital-based cancer registry in Luanda, Angola: the Instituto Angolano de Controlo do Cancer (IACC) Cancer registry

Standards Quality control activities Place/support
Capacity building Appropriate training of tumor registrars and research assistants Portuguese Institute of Cancer, Porto, Portugal and Beira Cancer registry, Mozambique
Capacity building Additional support provided by the Portuguese Institute of Cancer, Porto, Portugal cancer registry staff. Portuguese Institute of Cancer, Porto, Portugal by teleconference
Internal organization Using the Standard Procedure Manual for Population-Based Cancer Registry in sub Saharan Africa. https://afcrn.org/index.php/resources2/53-standard-procedure-manual (20)
Internal organization Using the AFCRN Data Collection Form Portuguese translation of AFCRN Data Collection Form
https://afcrn.org/index.php/resources2/56-data-collection-form (8)
Improving the quality of cancer registry Comparing hospital medical record and tumor registry data IACC
Improving the quality of cancer registry Reviewing by research assistant to check accuracy of gender, age, histologic and morphologic diagnosis of the patients according to ICD-O 3, IACC
Improving the quality of cancer registry Crosschecks by research assistant to increase the consistency of the database IACC
Improving the quality of cancer registry Revise and record of inaccurate data IACC
Improving the quality of cancer registry Validation of data by using quality control programs/tools of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for avoiding duplication and any unlikely combination of age, sex, site and morphology and other factors in the database (CanReg 5). IACC
Improve the cancer registry network in order to start an Population-based cancer registry of Luanda Appropriate training of tumor registrars of other hospitals, in particular: Américo Boavida Hospital, Josina Machel Hospital, Lucrécia Paim Maternity Hospital, David Bernardino Pediatric Hospital, Prenda Hospital, Central Military Hospital and Augusto Ngangula Maternity IACC and Portuguese Institute of Cancer, Porto, Portugal
workshop on the population-based cancer registry of Luanda All hospitals in Luanda IACC and Ministry of Health