The population-based cancer registries in each German federal state transfer data to the German Centre for Cancer Registry Data, as required by the Federal Cancer Registry Data Act. These data are combined, quality-checked, analysed and evaluated, and the results published in collaboration with the public health institutions of the federal states.
In order to promote the more intensive use of cancer registry data for the purpose of epidemiological research, the Centre for Cancer Registry Data (ZfKD) – in accordance with the Federal Cancer Registry Data Act (BKRG) - makes the data of the Epidemiological Cancer Registries in Germany available to third parties on application. To that end a justified, particularly scientific interest must be credibly demonstrated.
On approval of the application following assessment by the Advisory Committee of the ZfKD, the anonymised data is made available for the respective planned project.