Studies

The ACCIS database is a valuable source of information on cancer occurring in childhood and adolescence. The mechanism of release of these data is being sought. Any proposal for a study that necessitates a release of raw data should be submitted for evaluation by the ACCIS Scientific Committee.

Currently, the following studies are planned:

Analysis of the incidence trends of cancer in children and adolescents in Europe
This study will update the previous publications [2, 3, 8, and others], which have shown a steady increase in the incidence rates of childhood cancer over the three decades, the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Publication of the new results is expected in early 2016.

Description of incidence and survival of germ cell tumours in children and adolescents
This group of tumours was not described in the special issue of the European Journal of Cancer [7], and this information should thus become available later in 2016.

Benchmark report on survivorship from cancer in childhood and adolescence in Europe
This study is supported by the PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Survivor Care and Follow-up Studies project (http://www.pancaresurfup.eu/), funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. The aim is to examine late mortality and incidence of second primary neoplasms in the population of long-term cancer survivors. Preparation of the first results is planned for the second half of 2016.