The Guam Cancer Registry (GCR) will facilitate the identification and
recruitment of Guam cancer patients into prevention and control research
studies to examine ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and survival. The
establishment of a population based rapid cancer case ascertainment system is essential to epidemiological, therapeutic, and behavioral research.
The GCR has been award full-member status in the North American
Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) - www.naaccr.org - and
has submitted 5 years of local data (1998-2002) to the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR - WHO) for publication in their report "Cancer in Five Continents."
A presentation comparing Guam 1998 - 2002 and U.S. 2002 age specific and
age-adjusted cancer and certain other disease death rates titled, "Health on Guam: Age-Specific and Age-Adjusted Mortality Data", derived from Guam and U.S. death certificates, was presented at the 2nd Micronesian Medical Symposium on Guam in October 2005.
It is intended that future GCR publications will include more interpretive narration, graphics, comparative statistics, etc.
Guam Cancer Registry Publications
|Robert Lynton Haddock, D.V.M.,
Territorial Epidimiologist, Department of
Public Health & Social Services -
Government of Guam
B.A. and D.V.M., Michigan State University
M.P.H., University of Hawaii
Marc T. Goodman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii;
Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health;
Graduate Faculty in the Interdisciplinary
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
MPH (Epidemiology), University of California
at Los Angeles;
Ph.D. (Epidemiology), Yale University