Norwegian Registry of Oesophagus and Stomach Cancer

DURING UPDATE 486 patients were diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2020, while 256 patients were diagnosed with stomach cancer. A lower proportion of women than men undergo surgery.
Last updated:

The register contains data from 2015 onwards, but does not currently have national status. The work to develop a Norwegian Registry of Oesophagus and Stomach Cancer started in November 2008. 

On 1 November 2014, the clinical notification form for cancer of the oesophagus and stomach was put into operation and the reports were made available for reporting via the Cancer Registry's electronic reporting service. 

The Cancer Registry of Norway is responsible for data processing and works together with the professional community in NGICG-ØV (Norwegian Gastrointestinal Cancer Group - Oesophagus and Ventricle) to maintain and expand the registry.

Facts about cancer of the esophagus and stomach on the

Information on the Cancer Society's pages about esophageal cancer and stomach cancer.

Registration to the register

Registration of clinical information to the Norwegian Registry of Oesophagus and Stomach Cancer is done electronically via KREMT on the Norsk helsenett. KREMT has functions to make the work of reporting easier. 

Reminders for missing messages and receipts for submitted messages are available in the KREMT portal. It is also possible to cache forms.

To encourage reporting, administrative and clinical statistics have been compiled that provide hospitals with updated results for their unit. These statistics are updated daily.

Degree of coverage and data quality

Patient group

The registry contains detailed information on all cases of oesophageal and gastric cancer (ICD10: C15 - C16) and information from assessment, treatment and follow-up of this patient group.

This group of cancers is treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. 

Treating devices

Patients with cancer of the oesophagus and stomach are assessed, treated and followed up by both the primary health service and the specialist health service. All doctors who provide health care to this patient group are obliged to report to the Cancer Registry, which includes the Norwegian Registry of Oesophagus and Stomach Cancer.