Clinical Cancer Registry
Medical data of tumor patients treated in cooperating clinics of the University Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH) is collected centrally within the University Medical Center Eppendorf (UKE) in the UCCH Clinical Cancer Registry.
The Clinical Cancer Registry plays a key role for quality control and assurance in the field of oncology as medical data is documented over the course of disease. Moreover, data of the Clinical Cancer Research Registry, a separate database for scientific purposes, can be used for different research projects. Hence, the primary objective of our Clinical Cancer Registry is to continuously improve the treatment of tumor diseases.
Since 2010, the so-called Gießener Tumordokumentationssystem (GTDS) is used for tumor documentation at the UKE. Every year, around 3000 first diagnoses are newly recorded. For this purpose, our staff daily reviews data of on average 100 patients with a tumor diagnosis or a suspected tumor diagnosis.
Services of the Clinical Cancer Registry
To ensure long-term quality assurance, many clinics and centers at the UKE are being examined as part of a certification system by the independent institute OnkoZert on behalf of the German Cancer Society. These institutions are supported by the Clinical Cancer Registry e. g. by the provision of data on primary tumor cases, therapies and course of the disease.
The following departments and centers are supported by the Clinical Cancer Registry:
Department of Gynecology
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Center for Oncology
Head Neck Tumor Center
Furthermore, since July 2014, the Clinical Cancer Registry is taking over the mandatory report to the Hamburg Cancer Registry for the entire UKE and receives available follow-up information from the Hamburg Cancer Registry in return.