PC-NORDCAN is a data base providing 35 years of data (1972 - 2006) on incidence and mortality concerning 41 major cancer diseases. The data covers 81 regions in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). PC-NORDCAN can be downloaded free of charge.

With PC-NORDCAN data can be presented as a variety of tables and graphs, which can be printed, saved or copied to other programs like Word or Power Point. NORDCAN also gives you the unique opportunity to export data into other programs for further analysis. PC-NORDCAN allows counties and cancer sites to be grouped and compared as desired.

This is the last PC-version. PC-NORDCAN will no longer be updated since Danish counties do not exist from 2007.

Web-NORDCAN version 8.2

NORDCAN can also be found in a web-based version with choice of language and with data available from the start of the cancer registers and cause of death registers to the newest data from each country.

In the web-version the smallest geographical unit is now regions (up to 6 for each country) and no grouping of regions or diagnoses nor editing of graphs and tables are possible. Prevalence and survival information can also be found in the web-version as well as a prediction facility.

Web-NORDCAN can be found here www.ancr.nu

System requirements

A 32-bit Pentium based PC running Microsoft® Windows95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista (NT, 2000, XP, Vista recommended). 64 MB of RAM (128 recommended). 50 MB hard-disk space required. Screen resolution set by 800x600 pixels or higher.

How to download and install NORDCAN (free of charge) - New and old users

  • Download the zip-file below
  • Unzip the zip-file
  • Double-click on setup.exe to start installation on your hard disk and follow the instructions. If you can not install the program you might not have sufficient administrator rights for installation of the software. Please contact your system administrator.

Download NORDCAN version 2.5 (6 MB)

Help to start using the program

In order to start up the programme for the first time, find the 2 icons for graph and report/table on the second line of the tool bar. For graphs click on the first icon, for report/table click on the second icon.

Presentations of PC-NORDCAN can be found in the two Power Point presentations below, and further help can be found clicking on the help icon on the tool bar.

Download presentation to NORDCAN version 2.5 (Pdf)

Danish version


NORDCAN is made available by the Association of Nordic Cancer Registries (ANCR) and can be used free of charge. This is made possible by a grant from the Nordic Cancer Union (NCU).


Nordcan on the web

Version 8.2

Updated March 2019