How Can Data from German Cancer Registries Be Used for Research Purposes?

  • Alexander Katalinic
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


In the past data from German population based cancer registries have been rarely used for research purposes. Based on examples of ongoing research of the cancer registry Schleswig-Holstein different access forms to the registry data are shown. Briefly three access ways could be identified: 1. use of anonymous epidemiological data, 2. use of person identifying data and 3. matching of independently obtained study data with cancer registry data. In summary it could be shown that research on the basis of cancer registry data is possible and can be effective. Therefore cancer registry data should be used more intensively than in the past.


Cancer Registry Registry Data Cohort Member Cancer Registry Data Epidemiological Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Katalinic
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  1. 1.Institut für Krebsepidemiologie e.V.Universität zu LübeckLübeck

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