What is CanReg5?

CanReg5 is an open source tool to input, store, check and analyse cancer registry data.


It has modules to do data entry, quality control, consistency checks and basic analysis of the data. The main improvements from the previous version are the new database engine, the improved multi user capacities and that the development is managed as an open source project.

Also included is a tool to facilitate the set up of a new or modification of an existing database by adding new variables, tailoring the data entry forms etc.



In which languages is it available?

Already available in English, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
More information

For more information on how to get hold of it, migrate your data from CanReg4 and more, please refer to the handbook available here or contact canreg(at)iarc.fr.


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    To download CanReg5

    CanReg5.zip   ~15 MB (All operating systems.)
    - Download the CanReg5.zip to a temporary directory.
    - To install CanReg5 extract all the files from the CanReg5.zip to the folder you want to install it in. (For example in a folder called CanReg5 on your desktop.)
    - After installing CanReg5 follow the instructions in the abovementioned handbook.
    CanReg5-Setup.zip   ~15 MB (Windows only.)
    - Download the CanReg5-Setup.zip to a temporary directory.
    - Double click on the file CanReg5-Setup.zip to open it.
    - Double click on CanReg5-Setup.exe and follow the instructions.
    - After installing CanReg5 follow the instructions in the abovementioned handbook.
    To open these zip files you must have 7ZIP or some other unzipping program installed on your computer.