Scientific commemoration of the Cancer Registry's 60th anniversary
The Cancer Registry of Norway was established by royal decree in 1951, and the first reports were received 60 years ago. To mark the anniversary, a professional day was arranged for employees, pensioners and special invitees at the large auditorium at the Norwegian Radium Hospital on 27 September 2012. The goal was to focus on the establishment of the Cancer Registry, achieved results and work, and the institute's role going forward.
The seminar was divided into four sessions. Session 1 dealt with the Cancer Registry's location in the health administration and historical context. In his introductory lecture, Acting Director Steinar gave an account of the institute's role in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of cancer in Norway based on the institute's strategy for the period 2012 - 2015.
This was followed by lectures on the Cancer Registry's partners in the past and future, and a historical review of cancer epidemiological research. The session was concluded by Director General Bjørn-Inge Larsen of the Norwegian Directorate of Health