Scientific commemoration of the Cancer Registry's 60th anniversary

The Cancer Registry of Norway was established by royal decree in 1951, and the first reports were received 60 years ago. To mark the anniversary, a professional day was arranged for employees, pensioners and special invitees at the large auditorium at the Norwegian Radium Hospital on 27 September 2012. The goal was to focus on the establishment of the Cancer Registry, achieved results and work, and the institute's role going forward. 

The seminar was divided into four sessions. Session 1 dealt with the Cancer Registry's location in the health administration and historical context. In his introductory lecture, Acting Director Steinar gave an account of the institute's role in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of cancer in Norway based on the institute's strategy for the period 2012 - 2015.

This was followed by lectures on the Cancer Registry's partners in the past and future, and a historical review of cancer epidemiological research. The session was concluded by Director General Bjørn-Inge Larsen of the Norwegian Directorate of Health


Presentations (pdf):

Director General Bjørn-Inge Larsen, Norwegian Directorate of Health: The Cancer Registry of Norway seen from the health administration

Head of Department Bjørn Møller, Cancer Registry: The Cancer Registry's main database: sources, data quality and availability – perspective ahead

Head of Section Stefan Lönnberg, Cancer Registry: Cervical Cancer Screening - Status and Challenges

Acting Head of Department Kristina Kjærheim, Cancer Registry: Studies of occupational cancer  – status and future perspectives

Head of the Janus Serum Bank Hilde Langseth, Cancer Registry: Janus serum bank and use of Cancer Registry data,  research potential and international cooperation

Senior consultant Tom Grotmpl, Cancer Registry: Causal research in the Cancer Registry of Norway – exemplified by testicular cancer