The Danish Cancer Register
Health and Performance
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Statens Serum Institut
The Danish State Serum Institute, SSI
DK-2300 Copehangen S
Conditions of access
Researchers can gain access to the database through Statistics Denmark. SSI transfers data to Statistics Denmark once a year.
Permission to use the Danish Register of Medicinal Product Statistics has to be requested from the Danish Data Protection Agency. This will extend the application process by 1-2 months.
Documentation is only available in Danish.
The register collects data annually and it covers all Danish citizens who have been diagnosed with cancer.
1987 - before that it was not compulsory to report
Information on the entire Danish population.
Register covers all Danes with a cancer diagnosis.
A report that describes, i.e. data quality, is available in Danish at www.ssi.dk/.../...20%20metode%20og%20kvalitet.ashx
After automatic cross-checks against other registers, manual assessments of 10-20 percent of the cancer reports are performed.
Sometimes it is necessary to contact the reporting entity to verify the illness. Including information from the pathology register contributes to the virtual completeness of the Cancer Register.
- The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
- Chantal Nielsen
- (see Partners)