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Cancer Registry Bavaria

Information for patients and physicians

Frequently asked questions

Flow of data

Process of cancer registration

All physicians in hospitals and practices, dentists and pathologists must send electronic or paper based notifications to the cancer registry. The cancer registry records all types of malignant neoplasms, their early stages and benign neoplasms of the central nervous system.

The clinical cancer registries collect the cases of their region, perform checks on completeness and plausibility. In cooperation with the physicians analyses about course of therapy and long term results may be executed for quality assurance. At least once a year the epidemiological data will be forwarded to confidential office fo the population based cancer registry.

The confidential office replaces person names and addresses by encypted pseudonymes.

The registry office stores medical data and pseudonymes. Statistical analyses are performed to watch distribution of cancer sites, time trends and regional clusters. Periodic reports are published on the website or in booklets.

Every year the epidemiological data will be sent to the Central Cancer Surveillance Programme at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, where the epidemiological data of all federal states are gathered and evaluated nationwide. Also, the degree of completeness of the cancer registration is estimated. The report "Cancer in Germany" (Krebs in Deutschland) is based on the data collected by the federal states.

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M. Meyer 21.01.2019