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.


What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

For more than 40 years, the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry has been registering children and young adults diagnosed with cancer at a national level in a central database. Our database provides the basis for multifaceted epidemiological and clinical research. As a result, the SCCR contributes to the...

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Dank der medizinischen Erfolge in der Behandlung von Kinderkrebs können in der Schweiz 4 von 5 Kindern geheilt werden. Trotzdem bleibt Krebs – nach Unfällen – die zweithäufigste Todesursache. Dazu kommt, dass mehr als zwei Drittel der onkologisch geheilten Kinder und Jugendlichen...

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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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