National Agency for Cancer Registration

Uniform and complete registration of cancer cases in Switzerland.

The Cancer Registration Act (KRG ; SR 818.33) has been in force since January 1, 2020. It requires cancer cases to be recorded uniformly and completely in Switzerland. The systematic registration serves to better understand cancer diseases in the future and to optimize treatments.

Cancer registration provides knowledge about the development and course of cancer. The data base from cancer registries is also used to monitor the development of cancer at the population level and to develop measures against its spread.