Epidemiologische krebsregistrierung in Deutschland: Aufgaben und aktueller Status

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiologic cancer registration in Germany. Function and current status

S. Hentschel, R. Pritzkuleit, S. Schmid-Höpfner, A. Katalinic*

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For systematically assessing the burden of cancer and its trends, a sustainable population-based cancer registration is necessary. Since the establishment of population-based cancer registration in Germany in 1926 in Hamburg, the area coverage and completeness have been improved considerably. The German population-based cancer registries associated in the Society of the Epidemiologic Cancer Registry in Germany (GEKID) currently document cancer cases throughout Germany. For a population of roughly 40 million (approximately half of the German population) a complete registration of all malignant neoplasms has been accomplished. On this basis a number of 460,000 new cancer cases in Germany in the year 2007 can be estimated.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiologic cancer registration in Germany. Function and current status
Original languageGerman
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2011


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