Cancer Statistics

The Janus register is annually linked to the Cancer Registry to identify new cancer cases among the donors.
Last updated: 2/24/2022


The Janus repository contains samples from 318 628 donors.  As of December 31st 2020, 107 366 cancer cases are registered among the Janus donors.  

Cancer statistics

Number of cancer cases 

Here can an overview of the number of cancer cases by disease and gender be downloaded. The follow-up is from 1953-2020. 

Number of cancer cases by disease and gender 1953-2020 (pdf)

Most common cancer types

Here is  the most common cancer types for males and females in the Janus Serum Bank:


Age-period-cohort model of the Janus cohort members

Here can you download the age-period-cohort model of the Janus cohort members. The table is modified from Langseth et al, International Journal of Epidemiology, 2017, Vol. 46, No. 2.