New section on childhood tumours in ECIS

A new section on childhood tumours in the European Cancer Information System (ECIS) was launched, with indicators on the extent and types of cancers affecting children (aged 0-19) in Europe. The new  section brings that data together from across Europe, so that policymakers and stakeholders in Member States will be able to better monitor trends and outcomes for different diagnostic groups of childhood cancer.
At the moment, indicators are presented with figures from a 2015 data call, which collected information from 107 ‘all-age’ cancer registries and six child-specific cancer registries, spanning 24 EU countries. A new data call is expected to be concluded in 2022, from which the figures will be updated. The ECIS is developed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), together with the ENCR.
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