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Photo: National Cancer Registry launched

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society Yulit Gordon observe a demonstration of the National Cancer Registry (NCR) by director of noncommunicable diseases and injuries prevention in the Health Ministry Dr Tamu Davidson at the launch of the NCR at Eden Gardens Wellness and Spa Resort in St Andrew yesterday. Tufton
described the NCR as a critical tool in guiding the planning and implementation of cancer prevention and control programmes. According to Tufton, the population-based cancer registry, which covers the entire island, will actively collect information on all new cancer cases, including data on patient demographics and cancer type. It will help to identify areas for research and to better
understand risk factors and causes of cancer in Jamaica. (Photo: JIS)


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