National cancer control programmes core capacity self-assessment tool

NCCP core self-assessment tool, 2011

Publication details

Editors: WHO; IAEA
Number of pages: 22
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150238 2



The objective of the tool is to carry out a simple qualitative assessment in a short period of time. The tool facilitates the evaluation of the countries' capacity of cancer control plans and programmes, and can be used on a regular basis to monitor the progress of plans and programmes at the national, regional and global levels. From the countries’ perspective, the core self-assessment tool can be used to:

  • Assess the quality of the current cancer control plan in the country.
  • Assess the core elements of the country’s cancer control performance.
  • Provide an overview of the resources available for managing the cancer control programme.
  • Provide information on strengths and gaps in order to improve cancer control in a comprehensive way.