Principles of Cancer Registries: Assessing Data Quality

In this course, you will learn about methods for evaluating the quality of cancer registry data. In order to be useful for cancer control planning, program evaluation and research, the data produced by a cancer registry must be of good quality. Reporting the results of data quality assessments is just as important as reporting on cancer surveillance findings.

The intended audience is international, focused on staff in existing cancer registries.  The materials assume familiarity with basic epidemiological concepts, such as measures of burden and risk and basic understanding of anatomy and cancer as a disease.  


Principles of Cancer Registries: Assessing Data Quality
By completing this course, learners will be able to assess the quality of a data set used for a cancer registry on the dimensions of comparability, validity, timeliness, and completeness. You must register to access.