Cancer Registry Bavaria



Nonparametric survival analysis

SURVSOFT was developed by the Registry Office of the Bavarian Cancer Registry in order to provide an easy-to-use graphics-oriented software for the application of several methods of survival analysis:
Life table method (Cutler-Ederer)
Product-limit method (Kaplan-Meier)
Period analysis
Relative survival.

The authors tried to integrate a user friendly program handling, a highly flexible data import and various design options for the chart output. Online help provides context-sensitive user assistance.

Standardized mortality ratio (SMR) and standardized incidence ratio (SIR)

In version 2.0 of the program, the computation of SMR/SIR was included based on calculation of exact person-years at risk stratified by sex, age and calendar time.

For more information, see:
Geiss K, Meyer M, Radespiel-Tröger M, Gefeller O.:
SURVSOFT-Software for nonparametric survival analysis.
Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2009; 96(1):63-71.

Geiss K, Meyer M:
A Windows application for computing standardized mortality ratios and standardized incidence ratios in cohort studies based on calculation of exact person-years at risk.
Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2013.05.028.


SURVSOFT 2.0 Setup.zip (ZIP-archive, 1.4 MB, latest version May 2013)

System Requirements

Operating System: Windows XP or newer
CPU: Pentium or higher
RAM: 512 MB recommended
Hard disk space: 2 MB
Graphics/Display: 800x600 or higher resolution, at least 256 colors

Microsoft Jet Module 3.6 or higher (DAO) is required for the import of dBase, Excel or Access files. If you use Windows XP or higher, then Microsoft Jet should be installed.


Martin Meyer
Karla Geiss
Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit
Sachgebiet GE5 Zentrum für Krebsfrüherkennung und Krebsregistrierung
Schweinauer Hauptstr. 80, 90441 Nürnberg, GERMANY

SURVSOFT is freeware and may be used and distributed without any fees, but only the original installation file(s). Unauthorized decompilation or distribution of the program or of parts of the program will initiate legal action.


If you publish results based on SURVSOFT, please cite the more appropriate of the above mentioned publications and the URL of this website.

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M. Meyer 21.06.2018