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Reggio Emilia Cancer Registry

Contact Info

Staff Governo Clinico
UO Epidemiologia
Azienda USL, ASMN-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia
Via Amendola 2, 42122
Reggio Emilia
Dr. Lucia Mangone


Registration area

The Reggio Emilia Cancer Registry covers the province of Reggio Emilia, which is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of north-eastern Italy and is divided into 45 municipalities. The provincial capital is the city of Reggio Emilia, which has a population of about 157 000. In 2005, the total population of the province was about 495 000. The proportion of foreign residents has increased in recent years; in 2005, foreign residents accounted for 9% of the population. Most foreign residents come from northern Africa, eastern Europe, or south-central Africa. The province is highly industrialized. The principal industries are the mechanics and ceramic tile industries, but agriculture and cow and pig breeding are also important. Until the late 1980s, some of the most important Italian asbestos-cement factories were active in the province.

Cancer care facilities

The province has six public hospitals (one per health care district), two hospices, and two certified private hospitals. The main hospital is the Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova Clinical Cancer Research Institute in the city of Reggio Emilia, which has oncology, radiotherapy, digestive endoscopy, nuclear medicine, dermatology, haematology, and pathology departments. There is also a medical oncology unit and a palliative care unit in each health care district.

Registry structure and methods

The registry is located within the epidemiology service of the provincial health care authority.

Interpreting the results

There are three screening programmes (for breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers) in the province.

Use of the data

The registry’s main purpose is to monitor the occurrence of cancer, but it also conducts epidemiological and clinical studies and participates in national and international multicentre studies.


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