Association of Population-based Cancer Registries in Germany (GEKID)


In January 1996 the „working group of population-based cancer registries in Germany” was founded by all German population-based cancer registries and the the federal cancer surveillance unit of the Robert-Koch-Institute. This working group was associated to the former German "Agenda for cancer control" of the German ministry of Health.

In April 2004 the working group was transformed into the „Association of Population-based Cancer Registries in Germany (GEKID)“.


It is the main task of the association to achieve a German wide methological uniformity of cancer registration standards - although there are different registration laws within the federal states in Germany. Only a German wide cooperation will assure comparable results of cancer registration. Moreover GEKID is the common contact institution for interstate questions of population-based cancer registration.


M. Meyer 08.03.2017