A Cancer Registry Information System

  • K.-H. Ellsässer
  • C. O. Köhler
  • H. P. Meinzer
  • W. Zatonski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 11)


A universal and economical information system is described which is adapted to the special needs of a cancer registry.

The system is used to collect, store, retrieve, evaluate and present data under epidemiological aspects, It was jointly developed by the German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg), the Oncological Center Heidelberg-Mannheim and the Maria-Sklodovska-Memorial Institute of Oncology (Warsaw).

The system is implemented on a small PDP11/34 computer. The software was developed using MUMPS and the dialog and generator system KRAZTUR. The design of the system was chosen to be compatible with general cancer registry forms and to correspond to the recommendations of the WHO, For easy implementation, we made full use of the data storage facilities of MUMPS.


Cancer Registry Statistical Routine German Cancer Research Optimal Patient Care Instruction Concept 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • K.-H. Ellsässer
    • 3
  • C. O. Köhler
    • 2
  • H. P. Meinzer
    • 2
  • W. Zatonski
    • 1
  1. 1.Maria Sklodovska Memorial InstituteWarsawPoland
  2. 2.German Cancer Research CenterHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Oncological CenterHeidelberg-MannheimGermany

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