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?

26.03.2018 12 European countries have joined forces to investigate the late effects of childhood cancer

Former childhood cancer patients have an increased risk of various late complications such as heart problems or secondary tumors. 12 European countries (pan-European PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies; PanCareSurFup) have joined forces to collect and...[more]

21.03.2018 Scientific workshop: Natural background radiation and cancer risks in children: Tuesday, 2018/06/05 - Wednesday, 2018/06/06

It is well established from studies of atomic bomb survivors and other exposed groups that medium to high doses of ionising radiation can induce cancer. Furthermore, children are known to be more sensitive to radiation. However, the direct epidemiological investigation of cancer risks associated...[more]

19.03.2018 Spatial clustering of childhood cancers in Switzerland: A nationwide study

Research questions: We investigated whether children who develop childhood cancers tend to live closer to each other than expected by chance (spatial clustering) and whether there are specific areas in Switzerland with a particularly high risk (spatial cluster). We investigated both the place of...[more]