n South African Medical Journal - The South African paediatric tumour registry - 25 years of activity : correspondence

Volume 102, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



We appreciate Drs Stefan and Stones highlighting the value of cancer registries. Establishing a comprehensive population-based cancer registry in South Africa is most important and long overdue. This does not preclude specialised registries, provided that all cancers are reported to the main, statutory registry. Best practice is inclusive reporting of all cancers to a single registry for all age groups, which enables national trends to be described for the entire South African population, including rural areas.

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