Cancer Registry

  • E. Grundmann
  • E. Pedersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Planning and Evaluation of Oncologie Registries

  4. Operation of Cancer Registries

  5. Studies of Epidemiology

About this book

Introduction

The Pros and Cons of Cancer Registration E. Grundmann It may seem strange for somebody to hold a symposium on cancer regis­ tration and then submit a paper under the heading "The Pros and Cons of Cancer Registration." Indeed, this may be quite amazing to those of my colleagues who have been endeavoring for years or decades to provide a world-wide system of cancer registration. To be quite frank, this is exactly what I intended. Generally speaking, as scientists we are convinced that the work we do is worth while. We are in fact supported in this attitude by pub­ lic opinion, if one bears in mind that science is future-oriented. It may be said that science is a way for building the future, and that progressive-mindedness is - to use a modern word - "in." Never­ theless, we may somehow hesitate at this fashionable word. After all, science is not "in" in the way this word is interpreted by the younger generation. Indeed, this younger generation is much too sceptical whenever confronted with anything done by the older generation - and science is pursued primarily by the "establishment." Rather, it is "in" to criticize the system of society and, if possible, to overcome this system, which is responsible not only for many evils, but also for many illnesses.

Keywords

assessment cancer cancer registry classification epidemiology gastric cancer hospital mortality oncology planning

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Grundmann
    • 1
  • E. Pedersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Pathologisches InstitutD-44 MünsterGermany
  2. 2.The Cancer Registry of NorwayNorwegian Radium HospitalOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-80880-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80882-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80880-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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