What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

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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.
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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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A new study of the SCCR: “Validation of questionnaire-reported hearing with medical records”

The full publication is available here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0174479

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The symposium of the Graduate School for Health Science took place in Münchenwiler on 30th November – 1st December this year, where PhD students Garyfallos Konstantinoudis and Annette Weiss from the Childhood Cancer Epidemiology Group were awarded.

With his poster on “Spatial clustering of...

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A new study of the SCCR: “Low adherence to dietary recommendations in adult childhood cancer survivors”

The full publication is available here: http://www.clinicalnutritionjournal.com/article/S0261-5614(16)30211-4/fulltext

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What did we analyse?

We investigated young...

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