- Created on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 12:51
Dr. Adriano V. Laundico
The PCS Manila Cancer Registry (PCS-MCR) has been providing population-based statistics on the Philippine cancer situation for more than 25 years. The PCS-MCR collects, collates, summarizes and analyzes data from four cities in the National Capital Region (Manila, Quezon City, Pasay City and Caloocan City). This information provide hard baseline data for guidance on public health policy and program planning and which serve as benchmarks for monitoring and evaluating programs on cancer prevention, detection and control.
These registries submit data to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IACR) for inclusion in the publication, “Cancer Incidence in Five Continents,” after passing stringent standards on quality and validity. This international effort, in collaboration with the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC), presents its information based on 12 million cancer cases from 300 populations in 60 countries around the world which represents a total of 11% of the world population.