The Cancer Registration Act and the associated Ordinance will make it mandatory for cases of cancer in Switzerland to be reported with effect from 1 January 2020.

Who is required to report?

From 1 January 2020, all doctors, laboratories, hospitals and other private or public institutions in the healthcare system that are involved in diagnosing or treating cancer are required to report data to the responsible cancer registry. Data for patients under 20 years of age is reported to the Childhood Cancer Registry. Cancer in children is reported to the Childhood Cancer Registry no matter where the patient is living when the diagnosis is made.

Additional information for people with a reporting obligation can be found on the Federal Office of Public Health website.

Follow this presentation for information for people with a reporting obligation focussing primarily on the Childhood Cancer Registry.

You can download the reporting form here. In addition, you find instructions on how to complete the form here.

There is also a simplified reporting form for general practitioners.