The ICCR recognises the value that other key international cancer and pathology related organsiations can contribute and has therefore benefited from relationships with the following organsiations:
The World Cancer Leaders Summit in November 2013 launched the refreshed World Cancer Declaration. Embodied in target 6 and a foundation of cancer management, is accurate diagnosis. Knowing what cancer type and stage the patient has is vital for improving patient outcomes.
"UICC has been the custodian of the TNM classification of malignant tumours consensus process for over 70 years. We are happy to endorse the ICCR and join the steering committee, to maximise synergies and build the capacity of pathologists and cancer teams worldwide to respond to the growing need for their services"
Jim Brierley PMH Toronto and co-chair of the UICC TNM core committee.
Efficiently and consistently reporting of these data according to international standards is fundamental to for optimal cancer planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as the ability for policy makers to respond to emerging trends and have a more accurate picture of the national cancer control burden. As part of our commitment to target 2 UICC is partnering with the Global Initiative on Cancer Registration development (GICR). We strongly believe integration of ICCR with TNM and GICR advocacy will optimise opportunities for success at country level and create synergies in shaping policies that are supportive for this vital work.
"UICCs purpose is to unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting embodies this spirit – we welcome the collaboration"
Mary Gospodarowicz PMH Toronto, President of UICC and co-chair of the UICC TNM core committee.
International Society of Gynecological Pathology (ISGyP)
The International Society of Gynecological Pathology (ISGyP) is a world-wide community of pathologists and other physicians with a common interest in the pathology of the female reproductive system. The Society was founded in 1976 to facilitate exchange of knowledge about gynaecological disease and to be a forum for dissemination of new information in this area.
With its wide international membership and focus on advancing gynaecological pathology, ISGyP is an ideal collaborator on ICCR gynaecological datasets. ISGyP members on the Dataset Authoring Committees ensure the latest information and access to the ISGyP membership during the public consultation period provides very broad international review by pathologists with an interest in gynaecological pathology.
ISGyP has also very generously made a financial contribution to the cost of development of the ICCR Gynaecological datasets.
International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP)
The International Society of Urological Pathology was founded in 1992. It conducts a scientific meeting annually as part of the United States, Canadian Academy of Pathology at which over 500 delegates may attend and it regularly convenes companion meetings at the Congress of the International Academy of Pathology, The International Meeting of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), the Australasian Division of the IAP and the European Society of Pathology.
With its wide international membership and focus on advancing urological pathology, ISUP is an ideal collaborator on ICCR genitourinary datasets. ISUP members on the Dataset Authoring Committees ensures the latest information is available during dataset development, and access to the ISUP membership during the public consultation period provides for very broad international review by pathologists with an interest in urological pathology.
In 2014, twenty-seven professionals with a common interest in increasing and improving access to diagnostic pathology and laboratory medicine in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) formed African Strategies for Advancing Pathology (ASAP). This organization is composed of individuals with expertise and interest in histopathology, cytopathology, medical microbiology, infectious disease pathology, information management, public health advocacy and policy, health systems, laboratory management, and process improvement. Their common goal is to increase and improve access to diagnostic pathology and laboratory services in low and middle income countries (LMICs).