Clinical cancer registries are maintained at hospitals and tumor centers. They are a prerequisite for quality assurance in oncological care. Data on diagnostics, therapy and the course of the patient's cancer are recorded.
Physicians in Saxony have a duty to report every tumor disease to the Joint Cancer Registry of the states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and the Free States of Saxony and Thuringia (GKR).
The National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden (NCT/UCC) fulfills this reporting obligation by means of the NCT/UCC clinical cancer registry. The clinical cancer registry makes it possible to follow the development of cancer therapies. Treatment type and follow-up care are recorded and can be used, for example, to identify differences between therapies.
The basis for the content of the NCT/UCC clinical cancer registry is the joint basic oncology data set of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Tumorzentren (ADT), the German Cancer Society (DKG) and Deutsche Krebshilfe (DKH). Once they are complete, the data from the NCT/UCC Dresden clinical cancer registry are forwarded to the regional clinical cancer registry for Dresden, which has been located at the University Hospital Dresden, part of the Technische Universität Dresden, since April 2010.