About Accis

Scientific Committee

The ACCIS Scientific Committee was established to provide guidance on all aspects of the conduct of this project, namely:

  • Development of the project in general

  • Structuring of the network of collaborators

  • Evaluation of the submitted datasets

  • Guidelines for the content of the database

  • Data exploration

  • Dissemination of results

  • Accessibility of the ACCIS database.


The members of the ACCIS Scientific Committee are:

Emeritus Professor of Cancer Surveillance, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Director, German Childhood Cancer Registry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Coordinator, French National Registry of Childhood Solid Tumours, Faculty of Medicine, Vandoeuvre, France
Director, Spanish Registry of Childhood Tumours (RETI-SEHOP), Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia, Spain  
Scientist, Section of Cancer Surveillance, IARC
Associate Director, Public Health England, Knowledge & Intelligence (Childhood Cancer), United Kingdom

Ad hoc advisers may be called upon to facilitate the development of specific parts of the project. Ad hoc working groups may be formed to work on specific topics.


See the ACCIS Scientific Committee during the period 2000-2004.

The ACCIS Scientific Committee held a meeting in June 2015 at IARC, Lyon. During this meeting and the subsequent teleconferences, all datasets received in response to the Call for data in 2011 were evaluated. The feedback is being communicated to the individual cancer registries, which are expected to respond or provide an updated dataset within one month. A new round of evaluation of datasets will follow, to make final decisions on inclusion in the analyses, and this should be completed by the end of 2015.


The ACCIS project was approved by the IARC Ethics Committee.