What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

12.09.2018 Better understanding, research and treatment of childhood cancer

The Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR) at the University of Bern has been collecting data on children and adolescents suffering from cancer in Switzerland for over 40 years. Now, on behalf of the Confederation, the registry will be converted into a Federal Childhood Cancer Registry, which will...[more]

01.09.2018 "4 out of 5" - a campaign by Childhood Cancer Switzerland

To raise public awareness of childhood cancer, Childhood Cancer Switzerland is launching a solidarity campaign on 1 September 2018 which incorporates an initiative to send a message of encouragement. A diagnosis of cancer is a shock for the whole family, and the resulting battle...[more]

26.03.2018 12 European countries have joined forces to investigate the late effects of childhood cancer

Former childhood cancer patients have an increased risk of various late complications such as heart problems or secondary tumors. 12 European countries (pan-European PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies; PanCareSurFup) have joined forces to collect and...[more]

21.03.2018 Scientific workshop: Natural background radiation and cancer risks in children: Tuesday, 2018/06/05 - Wednesday, 2018/06/06

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...[more]

19.03.2018 Spatial clustering of childhood cancers in Switzerland: A nationwide study

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...[more]

11.01.2018 Audiological monitoring in Swiss childhood cancer patients

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...[more]

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