1414TiP - Implementation of cancer registry in Georgia

Date 30 September 2012
Event ESMO Congress 2012
Session Poster presentation II
Topics Aetiology, Epidemiology, Screening and Prevention
Basic Scientific Principles
Presenter Natia Jokhadze
Authors N. Jokhadze1, M. Maglakelidze2, R. Gagua3
  • 1Cancer Control, National Cancer Center of Georgia, 0186 - Tbilisi/GE
  • 2Cancer Control Department, National Cancer Center of Georgia, 0186 - Tbilisi/GE
  • 3General Director, National Cancer Center of Georgia, Tbilisi/GE



Georgian Population–based Cancer Registry was set up in 2000. In 2009 most of medical facilities in Georgia became private. Currently private clinics are not instructed by law to submit data to central registry and nearly 30% of data are lost from the population registry.


The aim of the project was to:.

1. Implement Modern Cancer Registration System in Georgia. 2. Ensure compliance of reporting standards. 3. Create registry that will meet international data standards.


In 2011 as a result of active work with Ministry of Health Care (MOH) • Cancer Registry program was included in NCCP • Government has funded a “State Program of Modern Cancer Registry Implementation”.

By the end of the project Cancer Registry will be linked to EMR notification system that itself will be linked to public and death registry and data on every cancer patient will automatically appear in the cancer registry database


According to the schedule I stage of the program has been completed successfully. • New model of cancer registry has been developed • ICD-O third edition has been translated • Committee of Healthcare at Parliament of Georgia prepared legislation proposal for consideration. By the end of 2012 development of software, training of registrars and piloting of cancer reporting is planned.


Developed model of Cancer Registry will serve as a basis for clinical, epidemiologic, and health care services research and for the assessment of their efficacy in Georgia.


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.