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Have we passed the top of the curve for lung cancer in women?

29.10.2018

The lung cancer ratios has long been worring us - but now there might be improvements in sight. For the first time in the history of the Cancer Registry of Norway, the researchers sence a decline in the total incidence of lung cancer in women.

Cancer in Norway 2017: Trends and challenges

29.10.2018

The annual report of the Cancer Registry of Norway 2017 is published October 29 2018. The Director of the Cancer Registry of Norway, shares her thoughts of positive trends for the picture of cancer in Norway, and sees new challenges and oportunities in reporting of patient information the future.

Lifestyle counseling program may reduce risk of certain cancers

28.05.2018

A 5-year healthy lifestyle counseling program for adult men was linked with a reduced risk of developing cancers related to overweight, diet, and smoking over 25 years.

Elisabete Weiderpass elected new director of IARC

18.05.2018

Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass, Head of the Research Department in the Cancer Registry of Norway, has been elected new director of IARC, one of the most prestigious positions in the international cancer field.

Less cancer among immigrants in Norway

06.02.2017

Less cancer among immigrants Immigrants in Norway have lower cancer incidence than the general population - with a few exceptions. Men from Eastern Europe are more frequently diagnosed with lung cancer than Norwegian men, and some immigrant groups are at higher risk of stomach cancer and liver cancer than the rest of the Norwegian population.

Flexible Parametric Survival Models

10.06.2016

Wednesday September 14, 2016, following the 2016 Nordic and Baltic Stata User Group Meeting, Professor Paul Lambert, co-author of the Stata program stpm2 and the book “Flexible Parametric Survival Analysis Using Stata: Beyond the Cox Model”, will give a one day course in flexible parametric survival models.

The web site is being reconstructed

12.05.2016

The Cancer Registry of Norway is reconstructing the web site. For a period the pages will not function optimally. We apologize for the inconvinience!

30 401 new cancer cases reported in Norway in 2013

24.03.2015

In Cancer in Norway 2013 the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) provides incidence data on different cancers and the latest survival data. A total of 30 401 new cancer cases were reported in 2013: 54.2 per cent were among men and 45.8 per cent among women.

30 099 new cancer cases reported in Norway in 2012

12.04.2016

In the annual report for 2012 the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) provides incidence data on different cancers and the latest survival data.

Annual report from the Norwegian Cervical Cancer Screening Programme 2012

21.03.2014

The organised screening programme was started with comprehensive registration of screening tests in 1991 with national roll-out completed in 1995 and gradual inclusion of also diagnostic verification data and HPV testing in later years. The annual report aims to describe the screening process using key performance indicators outlined in the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance and modified to the Norwegian setting.

Cancer in Norway 2011

12.09.2013

The annual report the Cancer Registry of Norway for 2011 provides incidence data on different cancers and the latest survival data.

The Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme saves more than 100 lives per year

30.05.2013

A new study from the Cancer Registry of Norway shows that the nationwide Norwegian mammographic screening programme reduces breast cancer mortality by 43 % among attendees compared to non-attendees. This is a much larger effect than expected. The results are based on a large epidemiological study using data from about 700 000 Norwegian women aged 50-69.

The Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme saves more than 100 lives per year

12.04.2016

A new study from the Cancer Registry of Norway shows that the nationwide Norwegian mammographic screening programme reduces breast cancer mortality by 43 % among attendees compared to non-attendees. This is a much larger effect than expected. The results are based on a large epidemiological study using data from about 700 000 Norwegian women aged 50-69.

Experts on breast cancer screening gather in Oslo January 31, 2013

21.01.2013

Results on benefits and harms of mammographic screening differ substantially between studies. The reasons why will be discussed at an expert conference on breast cancer screening in Oslo, Norway, January 31. The conference is organized by the Cancer Registry of Norway.

Cancer in Norway 2010

26.09.2012

The annual report the Cancer Registry of Norway provides incidence data on different cancers and the latest survival data.

Differences in relative survival across 19 counties in Norway

08.05.2012

The greatest differences in relative survival between counties are found among lung cancer patients where survival in 2000-2009 varies from 9-23 per cent and in prostate cancer where it varies from 71-91 per cent. These interesting results are presented in a report from the Cancer Registry of Norway titled: Cancer survival by county and health region in Norway 2000-2009.

Hormone Replacement Treatment and mammography may explain raise in breast cancer in Norway

12.03.2012

Hormon Replacement Treatment as well as introduction of public mammography screening may explain the increased number of breast cancer cases in Norway the last two decades explains Head of Department of Research at the Cancer Registry of Norway, Steinar Tretli in a recent podcast from the British Medical Journal.

Increased respiratory cancer risk among Canadian electrolysis workers

12.04.2016

The Cancer Registry of Norway has found, through examining Canadian and American reports from the period 1930-1992, an increase in cancer risk among electrolysis workers in the Canadian nickel industry. The results contrast sharply to statements from parts of the international nickel industry that maintain that no such risk is found in this group.

More and more get cancer, and more survive

12.04.2016

The number of men and women who get cancer is increasing dramatically. One main reason is that this disease primarily strikes the older part of the population, which is growing. On the positive side, the numbers who survive cancer are increasing. Also, those who are not cured live longer, and new treatments give better quality of life. However, there are great differences in outcome, and fortunately also some huge successes.

ARCAGE a follow-up study

12.04.2016

Nearly 200 Norwegians participated in a study where risk of cancer in the mouth, throat, larynx and oesophagus were examined related to occupation, life-style and socioeconomic status, in the period from 2002 - 2005. Now the project will look at conditions linked to the individual patient’s life style, tumour type and treatment and see how this influences survival and the risk of being diagnosed with a new cancer.

NORDCAN- A Source of Nordic Cancer Statistics

10.01.2012

The Cancer Registry of Norway delivers data to NORDCAN, a collaboration project between all the Nordic cancer registries. On the NORDCAN website you can find information on cancer incidence, mortality, prevalence (number of persons alive with a cancer diagnosis) and survival for 41 of the largest groups of cancer in the Nordic countries.

HPV test: Effective in the prevention of cervical cancer

15.12.2011

Tests for Human papillomavirus (HPV) are an effective tool in the prevention of cervical cancer. However, the quality of the HPV tests varies. This is the main conclusion in an evaluation report published recently by the Cancer Registry of Norway.

Summary: Secondary screening using HPV tests in cervical cancer screening

20.12.2011

Here is a summary of an evaluation report of HPV tests used in cervical cancer screening publised by the Cancer Registry of Norway 8th December 2011.

18 year age limit in solariums introduced in Norway

12.04.2016

The Ministry of Health and Care Services have introduced an age limit of 18 years in order to be allowed to use solariums; this starting 1 July 2012. The Cancer Registry of Norway has all along supported the age limit, as research shows a significant increase of malignant melanoma in those who began using solariums at an early age.

‘Never married’ men still more likely to die from cancer

14.10.2011

It is known that the unmarried are in general more likely to die than their married counterparts and there is some indication that the divide is in fact getting worse. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health looks at the changes in cancer survival over the past 40 years and show that the difference in mortality between the married and never married, especially between married and never married men, has also increased.

Cancer in Norway 2009

12.04.2016

In this annual report the Cancer Registry of Norway delivers incidence data on the different cancer diseases and the latest survival data.

New study on survival after ovarian cancer

12.04.2016

There is a lesser chance of recurrence of Stage I ovarian cancer if the tumor does not burst during operation. A clear cell type tumor also gives poorer survival.

Still Danger of Asbestos Related Cancer among Navy Personnel, Despite Removal

12.04.2016

Researcher Leif Åge Strand at the Cancer Registry of Norway has studied incidence and death from cancer among former Navy servicemen. Despite removing asbestos during renovation of marine vessels during the 1980s one can still expect more cases of mesothelioma (pleural) caused by asbestos among marine servicemen, says Strand. This is due to the time interval being long, from exposure, until a cancer diagnosis is known; known as the latency period.

Malignant Brain Tumors in Adults

12.04.2016

In the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association no 3-4 February 2011, Tom Børge Johannesen MD, as coauthor, contributes to an overview on diagnosis and treatment of malignant brain tumors in adults.

Moderate Risk of Incidence and Death due to Cancer Among Earlier Military Servicemen in the Navy

12.04.2016

Moderate Risk of Incidence and Death due to Cancer Among Earlier Military Servicemen in the Navy

The Cancer Registry’s New Director Wishes to Strengthen Contact with the Medical Community

12.04.2016

Giske Ursin took over the position as Director of the Cancer Registry of Norway after Frøydis Langmark 5 January 2011. She wishes to strengthen the contact with the basic science and clinical communities. Over the past few years, the Cancer Registry has started developing several extensive databases with details on cancer treatment, so called quality registries. Dr. Ursin has announced that these registries will undergo a systematic review and that efforts will need to be concentrated on a few of them. In order to develop additional quality registries the Cancer Registry needs more resources.

Dignified Termination of Duty for Director Frøydis Langmark

12.04.2016

Frøydis Langmark retired as Director of the Cancer Registry of Norway 4 January 2011. On the 6 of January she was honored by Norway’s public sector with a dignified ceremony in Gamle Logen in Oslo.

Cancer survival: Norway in the Middle

12.04.2016

Norway lies in the middle regarding survival after being diagnosed with cancer of the lung, breast, ovaries, or of the colon and rectum. This is shown in a new study published in The Lancet where Tom Børge Johannesen is co-author.

Cancer Statistics for 2009 will be published in June 2011

12.04.2016

The Cancer Registry’s annual report, Cancer in Norway, will be issued in June 2011, not in December 2010. The delay is due to a major reorganization of routines for registering cancer numbers and concealing data.

Rune Kvåle has taken his Ph.D on prostate cancer

12.04.2016

Rune Kvåle, MD, defended his thesis on Friday October 15th 2010; the first based on data from The Norwegian Prostate Cancer Registry.

Giske Ursin - New Director of the Cancer Registry of Norway

12.04.2016

Giske Ursin is the new Director of the Cancer Registry of Norway. She commences when Frøydis Langmark retires January 4, 2011.

Cancer in Norway 2008

12.04.2016

In 2008, 26 121 new cases of cancer were recorded in Norway, for which 14 000 occurred among men and 12 121 among women. Cancers of the prostate, female breast, colon and lung are the most common cancers and comprise almost half of the total cancer burden.

Both too much and too little treatment of prostate cancer

12.04.2016

More and more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and the question if treatment is given according to national guidelines is highly relevant. Until recently we have not had enough data to answer this question. However, a newly published article in the British Journal of Urology- International shows that data from the Cancer Registry of Norway and the Prostate Cancer Registry may give us the answer.

Cancer in children does not increase divorce rate

12.04.2016

A new study at the Cancer Registry of Norway shows that the total divorce rate is the same for parents having or not having a child with cancer. Neither the child’s age, length of illness, nor the prognosis influences the possibility of divorce.

Not possible to tie cancer cases to Sola Refinery

12.04.2016

There is 10 per cent more cancer in Sola and neighboring mununicipalities than the Norwegian average. However, the Cancer Registry of Norway is not able to connect this to the emissions from the refinery.

NordICC study launched

12.04.2016

On June 8, a landmark study on the prevention of colorectal cancer, The Nordic European Initiative on Colorectal Cancer (NordICC) is launched. NordICC is the first randomised trial to investigate the effect of colonoscopy on incidence and mortality of this cancer.

Study of cancer incidence at A/S Norske Shell’s refinery at Sola – presentation of results

12.04.2016

The Cancer Registry of Norway, has been commissioned to do a study to chart cancer incidence among earlier employees and neighbors of the closed oil refinery at Sola. The results of this investigation will be presented at Quality Sola Airport Hotel on Wednesday 17. June 2009.

Differences in cancer incidence between occupational groups

12.04.2016

Farmers, priests, teachers and medical doctors are among the occupational groups with least cancer. The highest risk is seen in male waiters. This is shown in the first study in The Nordic Occupational Project (NOCCA) that investigates connections between occupation and cancer in the Nordic countries.

As much skin cancer as ever

12.04.2016

“In total, we still do not see any reduction in the number of skin cancer cases. However, we do find fewer among the young. This probably is due to better sun sense as among other things children and young people are more protected when they are out in the sun,” says researcher Trude Eid Robsahm at the Cancer Registry of Norway.