Aims

  • To collect representative, population-based data on cancer in children and adolescents in Switzerland, aged 0 to 20 years.
  • To document diagnostic evaluations, treatment and participation in clinical trials.
  • To describe short term and long term prognosis (mortality, morbidity and quality of life) after cancer in childhood and adolescence – (remission, relapses, survival, late effects and quality of life).
  • To provide a research platform for clinical, epidemiological and basic research

The Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry contributes to

  • registration and presentation of cancer incidence, mortality and survival rates
  • registration of late effects and adverse effects of cancer therapies to be able to treat these secondary effects as soon as possible or to prevent them
  • constantly improve the quality of treatment
  • improve health care for paediatric oncology
  • analyze causes of childhood cancer
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