What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

18.03.2016 Cancer in Switzerland –the Swiss Cancer Report 2015 is out

Which cancer types are most common? How often are children diagnosed with cancer? Does cancer-related mortality increase? Are all regions in Switzerland equally affected? Today, 21.03.2016, the Federal Statistical Office, the National Institute for Cancer Epidemiology and Registration and the...[more]

11.02.2016 Childhood Cancer Switzerland launches an online follow-up care plattform on February 15, the International Childhood Cancer Day

Two out of three former childhood cancer patients struggle with late effects later in live. These late effects are chronic health problems caused by the disease or treatment. Childhood Cancer Switzerland launches the online platform (www.suivinet.ch) on February 15, the International Childhood...[more]

15.01.2016 Child4child: children raise their voices against Childhood Cancer

To sensibilize for the topic of Childhood Cancer, famous singing kinds on Youtube joint forces and created a new song. Worldwide, all children are invited to sing along! All children can record the chorus of the song on child4child.com. The song including the chorus of all voices of children...[more]

11.01.2016 Save the date: the PanCareCurfup conference will take place in Brussels on May 23./24.

PanCareSurFup for Childhood Cancer Survivors – European Conference ACTING NOW!   23 – 24 May 2016 Thon Hotel EU Brussels, Belgium     Don’t miss this opportunity: in a few months from now, partners and experts from the EU project PanCareSurFup (PanCare Childhood and Adolescent...[more]

03.11.2015 Increased risk of childhood leukaemia in the vicinity of highways

ISPM researchers found that young children living in the close vicinity (<100 m) of a highway have an increased risk of leukaemia. Traffic emissions contain substances, such as benzene, that are known carcinogens. This week, a study by Ben Spycher, Claudia Kuehni and other researchers from the...[more]

07.10.2015 In Switzerland only about half of the adolescent survivors still attend follow-up care

Thanks to modern treatment, survival rates of childhood cancer patients are high. However many survivors suffer from late effects, often many years after treatment. Individualised lifelong follow-up care is therefore recommended. Attending follow-up care is especially important for adolescent...[more]

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