Welcome to the website of the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry!

The Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR) is a national, population-based cancer registry for children. It collects data on new cancer diagnoses and concurrent medical conditions and documents the treatment and long term follow-up. Through this it contributes to understanding causes of cancer diseases in children with the ultimate goal to prevent them, and it helps to continuously improve treatments and increase cure rates while aiming to avoid or minimise late effects.

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What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

Summary of results

Our research question

We investigated whether children of parents exposed to benzene at their workplace were more likely to develop cancer than children of parents without such exposure.

Why is this important?

Benzene is a substance that was widely used in the past as a...

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Summary of results

Our research question

We investigated whether children who develop leukaemia tend to live closer to each other than expected by chance (spatial clustering) and whether there are any areas in Switzerland with a particularly high risk (spatial cluster). We investigated both the...

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Claudia Kuehni, head of the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR), was one of three presenters at “The Chances of an Integrated Care Organisation”, a half-day symposium organised on June 21, 2017, in connection with the Federal Office of Public Health’s National Strategy Against Cancer 2014 -2017.
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