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]

11.01.2018 Audiological monitoring in Swiss childhood cancer patients

Summary of results Research questions: 1.     Did childhood cancer patients who received toxic treatment for the ear receive hearing monitoring? 2.     Did patient characteristics or cancer treatment influence hearing...[more]

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]

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