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.
A physician in Saxony is obliged to report every tumor disease to the responsible 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 are recorded, for example to filter out differences between different 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 e.V. (ADT), the German Cancer Society e.V. (DKG) as well as the German Cancer Aid (DKH). After their complete collection, the data of the clinical cancer registry of the NCT/UCC are forwarded to the regional clinical cancer registry Dresden, which is located at the University Hospital Dresden of the Technical University Dresden since April 2010.