What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

Our research question 

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

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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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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.
T...

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