What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

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...

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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 against the disease...

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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...

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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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