The Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR) was established in 2011 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
in direct response to the growing cancer burden and paucity of cancer data. IARC, the specialized
cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has served as the global reference for cancer information over
its 50 year history.
CARPHA has partnered with the GICR to implement the IARC Regional Hub for Cancer Registration for
the Caribbean, termed the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub.
The IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub became operational in 2015 with the additional support of key regional
The overall objective of the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub is to provide technical support to build
in-country capacity to collect, analyse and communicate cancer data in the Caribbean region.
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