International Collaboration

NARECHEM-ST is also contributing or sought to contribute its wealth of the collected information matched with the experience in hypotheses generation and data analyses to multicenter collaborating projects on a regular or ad hoc basis, as reflected in theĀ list of publications. In particular:

  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR), European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR): NARECHEM-ST was invited to contribute, for the first time on behalf of Greece, high quality data to European and International childhood cancer registries which were also included in the VOL III Edition of the International Incidence of Childhood Cancer (IICC-3).
  • The Childhood Leukemia International Consortium (CLIC) comprises an international group of researchers who established the Consortium in 2006 in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley and the International Agency for Research on Cancer; it aims to share comparable data from case-control and family-based trio studies regarding childhood leukemia and has recently expanded its scope to other types of cancer. Through this joint research, CLIC coordinates scientific efforts and achieves statistical power to elucidate the role of infectious, environmental, clinical and genetic risk factors in the etiology of childhood leukemia and its rare subtypes.
  • International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C): NARECHEM-ST with its component of the nationwide case control study has also sought collaboration with the consortium of cohort studies for the analyses of exposures related to medical interventions, such as in vitro fertilization or delivery by cesarean section. Overall, NARECHEM-ST advocates for collaboration of the two consortia and sharing of methodological expertise
  • South and Eastern European (SEE) Cancer Registries Network and Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results, (SEER) Program, USA: An open network of 16 regional and national registries in 14 European countries have joined forces and contribute data and expertise to NARECHEM-ST aiming at publishing their data on comparative epidemiologic components of childhood cancers, as shown in the list of publications. The list of collaborating European Cancer Registries comprising the SEE Network so far is as follows:

    1. Belarus (national)
    2. Bulgaria (national)
    3. Croatia (national)
    4. Cyprus (national)
    5. Greece (national)
    6. Malta (national)
    7. Montenegro (national)
    8. Poland (Regional, Greater Poland)
    9. Portugal (2 Regional, Regional do Centro, Regional do North)
    10. Romania (2 Iasi, Cluz)
    11. Serbia (national)
    12. Slovenia (national)
    13. Turkey (Regional, Izmir)
    14. Ukraine (national)

  • Karolinska Institute, Dept of Clinical Epidemiology and the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) Registries. NARECHEM-ST researchers holding joint appointments have been collaborating and supervising Doctoral Theses aiming to use the Nordic experience along with the Greek data in projects related to childhood cancer research.
  • MOBI-Kids Study: NARECHEM-ST is one of the 15 studies participating in Assessing Childhood and Adolescent Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields from Wireless Telecommunication Technologies and Possible Association with Brain Tumor Risk, which is coordinated by Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), which are shown below:
    1. Australia
    2. Austria
    3. Canada
    4. France
    5. Germany
    6. Greece
    7. India
    8. Israel
    9. Italy
    10. Japan
    11. Korea
    12. New Zealand
    13. Spain
    14. Netherlands
    15. United Kingdom
  • International Consortium of Investigators Working on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Epidemiologic Studies (InterLymph): NARECHEM-ST with its component of the nationwide case control study has also sought collaboration with this open scientific forum for epidemiologic research in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma formed in 2001 with no formal reply as of now.five working groups conducts annual meetings to discuss, coordinate and develop ongoing and future research projects.