Cancer Registry Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Motivation for standing for election
Comparability, timeliness, and usefulness represent the cornerstones for successful and sustainable cancer registration.
Population-based cancer registries have a long-standing and highly acknowledged role in cancer monitoring on regional, national, and international level. This has been achieved by various efforts to ensure data comparability, harmonization of data coding and processing. Currently, cancer registration is increasingly heading towards population-based collection of detailed clinical data. This development will offer new opportunities for health services and outcome research but also represents new challenges in data processing, harmonization of data coding and best-of-generation. Here, we will need a coordinated approach within the European cancer registries.
Another motivation is related to the COVID-19 experience. Cancer registries were often asked, what is the impact of the pandemic on delayed presentation and diagnosis, oncological care, and in long-term prognosis. We often had to explain that it will take another one to years before we can provide firm answers. Here we need strategies including novel registration and modelling strategies to respond quicker to acute problems.
The success and the acceptance of cancer registries is directly related to the benefit for the population and the health cancer providers. Here we need strong dialogue with policy makers, health care professionals, and patient representatives and we will have to show that we can provide tools and answers to better control cancer.
04/2016-ongoing: Director of Epidemiological Cancer Registry Baden-Württemberg, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (DE)
04/2016-ongoing: Head of Unit of Cancer Survivorship, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (DE) 12/2015-03/2016: Acting Director of Epidemiological Cancer Registry Baden-Württemberg, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (DE)
04/2014-12/2017: Scientific Director, National Institute for Cancer Epidemiology and Registration, Zürich, (CH)
07/2007-12/2013: Deputy head of division “Risk structure equalization”, German Federal Social Insurance Authority, Bonn (DE)
01/2006-03/2016: Senior research fellow, Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (DE)
01/2002-12/2005: Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Epidemiology, German Centre for Research on Ageing, Heidelberg (DE)
11/1999-12/2001: Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, German Federation of Institutions for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention, St. Augustin (DE)
10/1999-11/1999: Head of Cancer Registry Schwaben, Institute for Pathology, Augsburg (DE)
10/1996-09/1999: Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Epidemiology, University of Ulm (DE)
04/1993-07/1995: Junior Doctor & Research Associate, Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine & Unit of Epidemiology, University of Ulm (DE)
05/2007: Habilitation “Epidemiology”, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University (DE)
11/1995: MD, University of Tübingen (DE)
Academic degrees :
08/1995-09/1996: Master of Public Health, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill (USA)
04/1986-11/1992: Medical degree (state examination), University of Tübingen