According to the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population, health experts from 36 countries including Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean are expected to attend.
The meeting is also expected to strengthen existing PBCRs in francophone African countries to reinforce the linkage between cancer registries and cancer control planning.
The annual meeting comes barely a week after the commemoration of World Cancer Day.
According to the World Health Organization, about 715,000 new cancer cases and 542,000 cancer deaths were recorded in 2008 alone in Africa.
This figure is expected to double in the next 20 years due to the ‘aging and growth of the population’.