Population-based epidemiologic data on brain tumors in German children

Peter Kaatsch, Christian H. Rickert, Joachim Kühl, Joachim Schüz & Jörg Michaelis
BACKGROUND. Brain tumors are the most common disease group of solid tumors in childhood, and children with brain tumors have a relatively poor survival rate. Epidemiologic data from a population-based cancer registry provide the necessary information to obtain a full picture of the frequency of this disease, which is a great challenge in pediatric oncology. METHODS. The German Childhood Cancer Registry (GCCR) is a population-based registry. The level of completeness of patient registration is 95%,...
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