Information on the registration of cancer diseases

The agency checks the quality of the data and reports them back to the cancer registries. The National Agency for Cancer Registration and the Childhood Cancer Registry are responsible for health monitoring at the national level. The health monitoring includes assessments of the cancer-related health status in Switzerland, with the objective to make appropriate recommendations, such as the evaluation of the quality of diagnosis and treatment. The National Agency for Cancer Registration and the Childhood Cancer Registry transmit to the Federal Statistical Office the data on cancer, which are required for the national monitoring of cancer.

You as a patient or as a legal representative (e.g. parents) have the right to be informed about the cancer registration and to lodge an appeal if necessary. You also have the right to receive information about the registered data.

The National Agency for Cancer Registration (NACR), the Childhood Cancer Registry (CCR) and the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) process the nationwide collected information and inform regularly the Swiss population, doctors, politicians and research scientists about cancer in Switzerland. The data are used, among others, for the National cancer statistic and the Reporting on cancer.