What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

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...

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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...

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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 monitoring?

3.     Did hearing monitoring improve over the last decade?

Why...

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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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