NICER · National Institute for Cancer
Epidemiology and Registration
The foundation National Institute for Cancer Epidemiology and Registration (NICER) compiles and aggregates data that is collected by the cantonal and regional cancer regsistries of Switzerland. The participating cantons at present are Bern, Basel Stadt and Land, Fribourg, Geneva, Graubünden and Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, St. Gall and Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden, Ticino, Valais, Vaud, Zug and Zurich. Aargau and Thurgau will be included starting in 2013/2014.
Cancer registries are unique in being able to provide adequate historical trend and population-based data to monitor changes in cancer risk or survival over long periods of time.
Each of the cantonal cancer registries provides an anonymised extract from its database to the NICER Coordination Centre (NCC) on a yearly basis, which are merged to form the NICER database hosted by the NCC.
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