New report on cancer in Germany
The latest “Cancer in Germany” report has just been translated. This report presents the most important epidemiological statistics and current trends for 27 different types of cancer. It contains details regarding disease incidence and mortality, along with regional and international comparisons, as well as illustrations of the distribution of tumour stages and of survival prospects.
“Cancer in Germany” is published every two years by the Association of Population-based Cancer Registries in Germany (GEKID) and the German Centre for Cancer Registry Data (ZfKD) at the Robert Koch Institute. The results contained in this, the tenth edition, are based on data up to 2012.
The Robert Koch Institute is the public health institute in Germany. Around 1,080 people including 450 scientists work here. Learn more about the tasks and projects of the institute’s departments and units.
In 2016, the Robert Koch Institute celebrates its 125th anniversary - it is one of the oldest public health institutes in the world. Find out more about RKI's various anniversary activities.
Robert Koch Institute's federal health reporting continuously informs about the health status of people in Germany - in various reports as well as in the Journal of Public Health (available also in English).
When there are health emergencies across the world, such as disease outbreaks, the Robert Koch Institute’s expertise is in ever greater demand. Reports and photo stories provide an insight into RKI's work in the field.
The EMERGE network aims to provide an efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging bacteria and viruses at EU level and abroad. The project is coordinated by the RKI.
The Robert Koch-Institute regularly conducts and publishes the "German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults", an on-going assessment and analysis of the health condition of the German adult population.