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Acronyms: Worldwide Organizations

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IACR International Association of Cancer Registries: A voluntary non-governmental organization established in 1970 to represent the scientific and professional interests of cancer registries interested in the development and application of cancer registration and morbidity survey techniques to studies of well-defined populations.
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer: Established in 1965 within the framework of the World Health Organization (WHO), IARC is dedicated to research on cancer, particularly epidemiology of cancer and study of potential carcinogens in the human environment.
UICC International Union Against Cancer (Union internationale Contre le Cancer): An organization established to monitor cancer throughout the world. It disseminates current knowledge of cancer, its prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and continuing care as well as knowledge in basic and clinical cancer research. It was first in the development of the TNM Clinical Staging Classification in the early 1950's, one of its many accomplishments.
WHO World Health Organization: A United Nations organization established to monitor world health. It divides the world into seven regions with a headquarters in each region.