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Advisory Committee of the German Centre for Cancer Registry Data

Members of the Advisory Committee of the German Centre for Cancer Registry Data. Source: © RKI

The German Centre for Cancer Registry Data (ZfKD) is advised by a committee of experts in cancer registration, research and policy. The Advisory Committee’s function is to counsel the ZfKD regarding both methodological advancements as well as dissemination of scientific findings. It further supports continuous efforts to harmonize methods for registration, exchange and analysis of cancer registry data and the collaboration between clinical and population-based registries in Germany.

In order to promote the more intensive use of cancer registry data in epidemiological research, the Centre for Cancer Registry Data – in accordance with the Federal Cancer Registry Data Act (Bundeskrebsregisterdatengesetz – BKRG) – provides the data of the epidemiological cancer registries in Germany to third parties on application. The Advisory Committee assesses the particular scientific goals and the feasibility of the proposed projects and formulates an opinion to guide the ZfKD in its decision on the application.

Members of the committee include representatives of the federal states, the associations of the German population-based and clinical cancer registries, the German childhood cancer registry as well as patient organizations. Further members are national and international experts in the fields of oncology and epidemiology. The constructive exchange with the Advisory Committee is important to the continued success of the ZfKD and ensures an ongoing dialogue among stakeholders in cancer registration.

Date: 14.06.2016