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05.10.2017 Long-term pulmonary disease among Swiss childhood cancer survivors

Our research question  Do childhood cancer survivors have more often lung diseases like pneumonia, lung fibrosis and emphysema or chest wall problems than their siblings?How many years after cancer diagnosis can lung disease develop?Are recent childhood cancer treatments less toxic for the...[more]

04.09.2017 The Annual Report 2015-2016 of the SCCR is available!

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...[more]

01.09.2017 1.9.2017 Solidaritätskampagne „4 von 5“ von Kinderkrebs Schweiz

Kampagne 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...[more]

21.08.2017 Do children of parents who are exposed to benzene at work have a higher risk of cancer?

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...[more]

11.07.2017 Spatial clustering of childhood leukaemia in Switzerland: A nationwide study

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...[more]

07.07.2017 Symposium on the national strategy against cancer – June 21, 2017 “The Chances of an Integrated Care Organisation”

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...[more]

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