Belgian Cancer Registry

The Belgian Cancer Registry's tasks in relation to the data:

• data collection
• quality control
• processing and analysis
• coding and storage
• reporting
• making data accessible
• protection

The Belgian Cancer Registry also has to collect anatomopathological test results as part of the early detection programme for certain cancers and thus create a central cyto-histopathology registry. You can read more about this under prevention.  

Source of information

The Belgian Cancer Registry data are an important source of information for
• Reports
       • on the incidence and prevalence of different types of cancers
       • on patient survival
       • for international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the

         International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
• Studying the etiology of cancer
• Evaluation
        • of cancer screening programmes
        • of quality of treatment
• Analysis of the geographical distribution of
        • different types of cancer
        • cancer incidence
        • trends
        • outcome