The registry includes all children newly diagnosed with cancer, younger than 18 years (since 2011), and whose usual residence is in mainland France or overseas departments at the time of diagnosis.
RNCE made up of:
- The French National Registry of Childhood Haematological Malignancies, which records all diagnoses of haematological malignancies since 1990.
- The French National Registry of Childhood Solid Tumours, which records all solid tumours cases since 2000.
For each new cancer case, information is collected by clinical research associates in all paediatric and adolescent haemato-oncology centres. The data are anonymised before statistical analyses. Descriptive statistics are published by national health agencies (Santé Publique France, Institut National du Cancer) and by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which analyses international data.