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, University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany
Coordinator, French National Registry of Childhood Solid Tumours, Faculty of Medicine, CHRU, Nancy, France
Honorary Professor, Spanish Registry of Childhood Tumours (RETI-SEHOP), Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia, Spain
Scientist, Section of Cancer Surveillance, IARC
Associate Director, National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, Public Health England, 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 and the updated call in 2013 were evaluated. The feedback communicated to the individual cancer registries helped to improve the quality and comparability of the datasets. The final round of evaluation in December 2017 provided the basis for the content of the current ACCIS database.


The ACCIS project was approved by the IARC Ethics Committee on 17 June 2015.