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.
As a rule, the Cancer Registry publishes complete cancer statistics for one year at the end of the subsequent calendar year. Therefore, 2009 numbers should have been published in December 2010. In the fall of 2009 new electronic registering routines and solutions for concealing and encrypting cancer notifications from doctors and health trusts have been instituted. This has required a considerable amount of time and resources in order to develop the system, assure quality and testing before it could be put into effect.
The Cancer Registry is now nearing the end of this major reorganization of the Registry routines with the establishment of KREMT (Cancer Registry’s Electronic Notification System). The Cancer Registry of Norway receives 220 000 notifications annually. These notifications were earlier coded and registered in two systems; the main incidence registry and different quality registries. This has led to extended double registering. With KREMT the Cancer Registry now has a solution where data shall only be registered once in the Integrated Cancer Model.