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The South African paediatric tumour registry - 25 years of activity

Daniela C Stefan, David K Stones

Abstract


The South African Children’s Tumour Registry was established 25 years ago as it was essential to collect data on malignant disease in the paediatric population that can be used for statistical research in an efficient and sustainable way. The Registry is a useful and significant repository of specific paediatric data, along with the recently revitalised National Cancer Registry, to serve the needs of the cancer research community.

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Daniela C Stefan, South African Paediatric Tumour Registry and Paediatric Haematology Oncology, Tygerberg Children’s Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Western Capeildren's Hosp.

David K Stones, Paediatric Haematology Oncology, Universitas Hospital, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

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Keywords

Tumor registry,cost,childhood cancer

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2012;102(7):605-606.

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-02-08
Date published: 2012-05-08

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