A catalogue of vision: The Munich Cancer Registry (MCR)

The Munich Cancer Registry of the Tumorzentrum München (TZM- Munich Tumour Centre) at the institute of Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.

The MCR is responsible for the registration of cancer patients in Upper Bavaria as well as in the City and Region of Landshut (an area with a total of 4.7 million inhabitants). Almost all physicians involved in the treatment of cancer patients are cooperating. 

On the one hand outreach work of TZM-clinics and TZM doctor's practices takes place via the Munich Cancer Registry (MCR) by means of data analysis on incidence, mortality and tumour-specific aspects for the entire catchment area (Upper Bavaria and Landshut) (Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhttp://www.tumorregister-muenchen.de/facts/specific_analysis.php) as well as through clinic-specific evaluations for individual clinics, with comparisons of clinics and more in a password protected area of the website.

The 'diary of follow-up care' is an example of an important instrument of doctor-patient communication over the long-term. The number of the diary of follow-up care is also documented in the MCR.

A further way in which outreach work is carried out is via the Project Groups of the TZM - through clinical-scientific discussions which take place in regular project group meetings as well as through scientific discussion and debate with the latest scientific research and findings in the creation of the Blue Manuals, which involve the work of doctors from across the entire region (Upper Bavaria and Landshut).



Goals and services of the MCR include:

  • Population-based cancer registration
  • Development of innovative biostatistical concepts for the integration of the TZM's Tumour Registry in clinical research and health care research

  • Support of the care hospitals and physicians by providing own results, increasing networking of care providers and support during certification
  • Contributions concerning the expansion of traditional integration of registers in clinical epidemiology as well as in the direction of biomarker research and molecular medicine

  • Statements about the prognosis of cancer cases


The MCR helps in making the occurrence of the disease in the region transparent. For further information please see:  www.tumorregister-muenchen.de