What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

The Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR) and the Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group (SPOG) welcome the presented draft for the new law on cancer registration.

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This fifth annual report provides an overview of the organisation of the SCCR and describes incidence and prognosis of cancer in children and adolescents in Switzerland from 1976 to 2011. In addition, it summarises current research projects of the Swiss Childhood cancer registry and lists all...

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Young adults, who had been treated for leukaemia in childhood, report a similar quality of life as the general population. This was the case even if they had suffered a relapse and needed intensified treatments. Insights from the nationwide Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

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Research published this week by the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry Group examines physical activity behaviours in childhood cancer survivors and a healthy norm population

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Risk of brain tumor in childhood and adolescence does not increase with the use of mobile phone. It was shown by an international case-control study, conducted in Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. However, there are still some uncertainties that need to be addressed.  Further studies on the...

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A large nationwide longitudinal study found no evidence of an increased risk of cancer in children born near nuclear power plants in Switzerland. The CANUPIS study was performed by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern (Switzerland) in collaboration with...

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