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New publication

24/11/2022

We are pleased to announce our new publication:  "Bone & soft tissue tumour epidemiology in Belgium, 2004-2019"

 

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Short report

03/08/2022

Cancer in Belgium, 2020

The new report of the Belgian Cancer Registry describes the cancer incidence in Belgium for the year 2020 (first year of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Download the short report in pdf-format in French/Dutch.

 

14/02/2022

We are pleased to announce a new publication: Short report – Cancer Burden in Belgium, 2004-2019.
This short report includes results on completeness and data quality. In addition, general results are presented on incidence, mortality, prevalence and relative survival for all invasive tumours together (excl. non-melanoma skin cancer).

 

More specific data with descriptions on incidence and survival of the most common tumours can be found in the Cancer Fact Sheets or can be obtained by contacting us with a specific request.

 

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Cancer Fact Sheets 

 

COVID-19

01/04/2022

Approximately 2700 missing cancer diagnoses in first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium

The Belgian Cancer Registry has been closely following the number of cancer diagnoses during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium, thanks to accelerated reporting from the pathology laboratories. In the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, a 43%  decline in diagnoses of invasive cancers  compared to April 2019 was observed. Following this first peak, cancer diagnoses nearly recovered to normal levels for the rest of 2020. The number of diagnoses in 2021 are beginning to reflect pre-pandemic trends, however, there is still a persistent 2% decline in diagnoses over the two-year period compared to 2019 , equivalent to about 2700 missing cancer diagnoses.


While for younger age groups and certain cancer types, the missing diagnoses appear to have recovered, for older patients and most cancer types, the decline in diagnosis persists. Given that an earlier diagnosis of cancer is the best predictor of a good outcome, the main message continues to be the importance of timely consultation with a physician when (persistent) symptoms are noticed.

 

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The catching-up of missing cancer diagnoses seems to stagnate

23/12/2021

Download the results in pdf-format (French/Dutch).

 

In 2020, 4000 new cancer diagnoses less in Belgium.

02/07/2021

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Download the press release in pdf-format (French/Dutch)

Contact: Katia Emmerechts (0477 273 163) - Belgian Cancer Registry

 

An estimated 5000 expected new cancer diagnoses not yet made

20/11/2020

The expedited delivery of data by the laboratories for pathological anatomy enabled the Belgian Cancer Registry to complete its study on the impact of COVID-19 on the number of new cancer diagnoses in our country.

 

Download the study in pdf-format.

Download the methodology in pdf-format.

Contact: Katia Emmerechts (0477 273 163)

Strong decline in new cancer diagnoses in April due to corona crisis in Belgium

15/07/2020

Cancer care in Belgium was heavily affected by the corona pandemic and the necessary measures taken by the government. On March 14, 2020, all non-essential consultations, medical tests, and interventions were temporarily halted. Around this same time, population screening for breast, cervical, and colon cancer were likewise stopped.

Thanks to the expedited delivery of data by the laboratories for pathological anatomy, the Belgian Cancer Registry was able to make an initial estimate of the decline in the number of new cancer diagnoses.

Each month in Belgium, there is an average of 5725 new cancer diagnoses expected*. Recent analyses by the Belgian Cancer Registry show that, after an initial rapid decline in the month of March, the number of new cancer diagnoses in the month of April 2020 declined by nearly half (44%) compared to April 2019. For men, this was a decline of 43%, and for women, 45%. By mid-April, the numbers began to increase again, and we hope that this increase has continued.

 

Contact: Katia Emmerechts 0477 273 163

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Reports 

 

The Belgian Cancer Registry regularly publishes the results of its activities. You can find them in the 'Cancer Incidence in Belgium' reports. You can download the different volumes on the corresponding page.

 

  • "Cancer Burden in Belgium, 2004-2016, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels, 2020"

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  • "Cancer in Children and Adolescents, Belgium 2004-2016, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels, 2019"

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  • "Cancer in an Ageing Population in Belgium 20042016, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels, 2018"

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  • "Cancer Incidence Projections in Belgium, 2015 to 2025, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels 2017"

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  • "Cancer burden in Belgium 2004-2013, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels 2015"

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  • "Haematological malignancies in Belgium, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels 2015"

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  • "Cancer Prevalence in Belgium 2010, Belgian Cancer Registry,  Brussels 2014"

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  • "Cancer in Children and Adolescents, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels, 2013"

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  • "Cancer Survival in Belgium, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels 2012"

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  • "Cancer Incidence in Belgium, 2008, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels 2011"

Download the publication and the appendix in PDF format.

 

  • "Cancer Incidence in Belgium, 2004-2005, Belgian Cancer Registry, Brussels 2008"

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  • "E. Van Eycken, N. De Wever, Cancer Incidence and Survival in Flanders, 2000-2001.  Flemish Cancer Registry Network, VLK, Brussels, 2006"

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  • Cancer Incidence 1997-1999

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  • ICDO3

Download the publication and the appendix in PDF format.

 

  • Manual for Clinical Cancer Registration

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Peer reviewed scientific publications

Download here an overview of all peer reviewed scientific publications in pdf-format.

 

Academic Session

Below, you can find the presentations from the Academic Session of December 3rd, 2018:

  • Trends in Cancer Incidence: Highlights; Frédéric Calay & Michael Rosskamp
  • Cancer in an Ageing Population: Dr. Lien van Walle
  • Perspectives for the Future: Dr. Liesbet Van Eycken

     

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