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Database update: Cancer data up to 2019

In 2019, 502,655 people in Germany were diagnosed with cancer, among those 234,925 women and 267,730 men. These and many more figures you can find in our updated database query, which provides cancer statistics from 1999 to 2019. It is possible to compile your own tables for the different diagnoses and age groups for incidence, mortality, prevalence and survival rates.


New tasks, new data

Under a new legal framework, clinical and epidemiological data from the cancer registries of the German federal states are to be merged at the Centre for Cancer Registry Data (ZfKD) at the Robert Koch Institute. The main aim is to provide a more comprehensive database for cancer research.


Cancer in Germany 2017/ 2018

In 2018, an estimated 233,000 women and 265,000 men in Germany were newly diagnosed with cancer. The total number of new cases per year has therefore stagnated at around 500,000 new cases per year for about ten years. In view of the ageing population, this means that cancer incidence rates have declined slightly on average, although there are some heterogeneous trends for the different types of cancer. These figures come from the current edition of "Cancer in Germany". The 13th edition of this report has now been published with data up to 2018.


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Database Query


In an interactive database query you find information on current cancer statistics.