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.

News - Swiss Cancer Report 2021

Rise in number of cancer patients coincides with decline in mortality

The increasing number of older people has led to rising numbers of cancer patients and of deaths caused by cancer. At the same time, the overall incidence rate for cancer has decreased for men and has remained unchanged for women. The risk of dying from cancer has decreased in both men and women. These are some of the findings from the third Swiss Cancer Report 2021, which the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the National Agency for Cancer Registration (NACR) and the Childhood Cancer Registry (NCCR) have jointly compiled. The report contains the latest available data on cancer in Switzerland for the period 2013-2017... Read more (Press release)

Read the full Swiss Cancer Report 2021 in (german) and (french)

Video - Press conference NNACR/NCCR/FSO from Friday 15.10.2021 (in german)

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.