Cancer registration according to the cancer registration act from 1.1.2020

Introduction of the Federal Act on the Registration of Cancer (June 2019)

In the future, cancer diseases are to be recorded in their entirety and uniformly throughout Switzerland. In March 2016, Parliament passed the Federal Act on the Registration of Cancer (Krebsregistrierungsgesetz-KRG, or loi sur l’enregistrement des maladies oncologiques-LEMO, respectively). In April 2018, the Federal Council passed the associated ordinance (KRV, or OEMO, respectively). The obligation to register under the KRG/KRV, or LEMO/OEMO, respectively, and the system change for data registration in the Cantonal Cancer Registries and the Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR) will begin on 1 January 2020. All doctors, hospitals and private/public healthcare institutions that diagnose or treat cancer must report defined data on specified types of cancer to the CCRs and the SCCR from 1 January 2020. At the same time, each canton is obliged to create a cancer register or to join an existing one.

The National Agency for Cancer Registration (NACR), as a federal organization, is responsible for establishing the definitive data structure and coding guidelines for the CCRs and the SCCR. Based on Art. 33 KRG (LEMO) and Art. 36 and 37 KRV (OEMO), these and other tasks of the NACR were transferred to the Foundation National Institute for Cancer Epidemiology and Registration (NICER). The CCRs, the SCCR, the cantons and medical societies were involved in determining the data structure. The structure of the basic and supplementary data is thus based on a broad national consensus, the international recommendations, the principles of good statistical and epidemiological practice, and the legal requirements.

  • In this compressed file you will find the various legal bases of the CRA and its implementation, as well as official documents of the Federal Office of Public Health on the subject. It was made available to institutions and persons subject to reporting requirements under the CRA in June 2019. The address list of the cantonal / regional cancer registries and the data structure have been updated in the meantime.

    ZIP / 8945KB Information und Grundlagen zum KRG

  • ZIP / 9207KB Renseignements et notions de base selon la LEMO

  • Registration map Switzerland


    NICER Registration Map Switzerland