Clinical Cancer Registry
Since 1989, the Clinical Cancer Registry at UMG has recorded data concerning the causes, diagnosis, treatment and course of disease as well as adverse effects of all oncological patients treated at UMG. At the Göttingen Comprehensive Cancer Center, trained medical documentarists conduct all documentation in close cooperation with physicians and clinical departments. The data helps physicians to analyze diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and optimize them. Therefore, the Clinical Cancer Registry is an essential contribution to improving quality of oncological care and research.
The Clinical Cancer Registry cooperates with the Epidemiological Cancer Registry Lower Saxony, the Clinical Cancer Registry Lower Saxony, the aftercare center of the Physician’s Association Lower Saxony, and the Claudia von Schilling Center at the Medical School Hanover. Throughout this cooperation, all centers adhere to data privacy laws.
Since 2017, the law for implementation of cancer screening and registry in Lower Saxony allows the Clinical Cancer Registry at UMG to report all collected data to the Clinical Cancer Registry Lower Saxony. The doctors treating each patient ensure explanation of this report, the right to object, and the right to receive information about all personal saved data.
The Clinical Cancer Registry Lower Saxony registers all cancer cases in Lower Saxony and compiles data concerning the therapies of cancer patients and their respective course of disease. This data collection helps research cancer causes and allows conclusions about cancer treatments and their quality.
The Clinical Cancer Registry at UMG reports the legally mandated data concerning diagnosis, therapy. and course of disease generated at UMG to the Clinical Cancer Registry Lower Saxony.
The National Cancer Plan
Recent years have seen significant improvement in cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare. This has also influenced patient survival rates positively. The German Ministry of Health (BMG) plans to expand these positive effects with the National Cancer Plan. It intends to continuously optimize prevention plans and care structures. You can find more information on the goals, challenges and projects of this Plan on the website of German Federal Ministry of Health.
- telephone: +49 551 3965476
- e-mail address: andreas.arndt(at)med.uni-goettingen.de
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