International version

PC-NORDCAN
version 2.4
A PC based program for presentation of
regional and national cancer incidence and
mortality in the Nordic countries. Present
facilities
Sponsored by
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ANCR
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Reference
Gerda Engholm, Jacques Ferlay, Niels
Christensen, Freddie Bray, Marianne L.
Gjerstorff, Åsa Klint, Elínborg Ólafsdóttir,
Eero Pukkala and Hans H. Storm (2009).
NORDCAN: Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in the Nordic Countries, Version
2.4. Danish Cancer Society.
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Authors/contact persons
• Database and help file: Jacques Ferlay, IARC
• Secretariat: Gerda Engholm, Hans Storm,
Niels Christensen
• Denmark: Marianne L. Gjerstorff
• Finland: Eero Pukkala
• Iceland: Elínborg Ólafsdóttir
• Norway: Freddie Bray
• Sweden: Åsa Klint
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Variables
• 41 groups of diagnoses coded according to
common international rules
• Gender
• The 5 countries can be divided into
counties (amt,fylke, län), total 81 regions
• New geographical regions combining
counties can be formed
• 5 year age groups 0-4,…,85+
• Single years from 1972 to 2006
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Graphs
• Bar charts
• Maps – all Nordic countries or one country
• Line-charts of age-specific curves, trends
in summary measures and trends by age or
by birth cohorts
• Pie charts for the 5-10 most common
diagnoses
• Population pyramids
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Tables
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Summary by sex, age, and period
Age specific by sex and period
User defined reports
Summary tables, all regions for one cancer
or all cancers for one region
• Age specific tables, all regions for one
cancer or all cancers for one region
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Export facilities
• Graphs can be edited – font size, colour,
age interval, log-scale
• Graphs can be printed or copied to e.g.
PowerPoint, Word, or saved in graphic files
• Tables can be printed or saved for later
use in e.g. Excel
• Datasets containing numbers and risk time
can be saved for statistical analysis in
other programs (file -> export)
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Graphs
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Graphs – example 1
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Graphs – example 2
Preselect:
Standard/numbers
Age interval
Sex
Incidence/mortality
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Graphs – example 3
Select:
Cancer
Region
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Graphs – example 4
Select:
Title
Line thickness
Line symbol
Colours
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Graphs – example result
Grid lines
Log scale
Age interval (some graphs)
Text colour
Background colour
Font size
Copy to clipboard
Change line colour (left click)
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Graphs – line chart
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Graphs – bar chart
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Graphs - maps
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Graphs – trends in summary measure
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Graphs – trends by birth cohort
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Graphs – age specific curves
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Graphs – pie charts
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Graphs – population pyramid - Sweden
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Graphs – population pyramid - Iceland
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Table – example 1
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Table – example 2
Select:
Period
Sex
Data type
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Table – example 3
Select:
Cancer or
population
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Table – example 4
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Table – example 5
The 4 tables arranged ”Tiles Horizontally” ( click ”Window”)
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Help function
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Help function, registration+homepages
hyperlinks
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Comparable cancer data in the
Nordic countries?
• Sources of registration differ
• Different classification systems between
countries and over time
• Even ICD7 codes vary between countries
• Variation in included tumours
• Non-melanoma skin cancer registration
differ between countries and basal cell
carcinoma is included in Denmark before
1978
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NORDCAN entities
• 41 groups of diagnoses - international dataset
• The incidence data were first recoded to ICD-O-3
and ICD-10 and then converted into the
NORDCAN entities
• The mortality data were converted from various
ICD systems (ICD-7, 8, 9 or 10)
• Data are thus comparable between countries and
periods, but might deviate a little from officially
published data
• New groups can be formed by combinations
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Help function – entity description 1
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Help function – entity description 2
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Help function – entity description 3
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User defined population group 1
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User defined population group 2
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User defined cancer group 1
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User defined cancer group 2
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User defined cancer group 3
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IARC-products
Some of the facilities in NORDCAN can
also be found in products from IARC
www-dep.iarc.fr
• Cancer Incidence in Five Continents
• GLOBOCAN
• Cancer mortality database (WHO)
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Price and size
• NORDCAN can be downloaded free of charge from
http://www.ancr.nu/nordcan.asp
• System requirements: A 32-bit Pentium based PC
running Microsoft® Windows
95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista (NT, 2000, XP, Vista
recommended). 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended).
50 MB hard-disc space required.
Screen resolution set by 800x600 pixels or higher
• Please register for notification on updates and for
documentation of the use of the product
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Web-version 3.4 on
www.ancr.nu
More facilities than PC-version
• English and the five Nordic languages
• Data from start of the registries to the
latest published data for each country
• Prevalence – number of cancer patients
alive
• Cancer stat fact sheets for each diagnosis
Only countries – no division into counties
Less flexible tables and figures
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