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The N. Ireland Cancer Registry was re-established in May 1994 under an agreement between the The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Queen's University of Belfast . The new Registry replaced an older incomplete, paper based Registry, which had been established in 1959. The new Registry retains the card records from the older Registry. The Registry is part of the Centre for Public Heath in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences , Queen's University of Belfast. The Registry has collaborative working links with the National Cancer Registry of Ireland, all other UK Registries, European Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute USA

The Registry is supported by a Steering Group, which oversees the work of the Registry and appoints a Council. The Council provides a mechanism for the Registry to link with its key stakeholders annually.

The Registry facilitates the work of Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety/Public Health Agency/Health Services and Voluntary Groups related to Cancer and also Queens University Belfast's cancer research programme.

The Registry depends on the regular acquisition of data on cancer patients from Trusts.  There are data access agreements between the Trusts and the Registry.

The following video gives further information on the role and work of the Cancer Registry.  Please do have a look at it.

There is also a subtitled version of the NICR video.  Please click this link

If you have any queries about any of the information provided in the video, you can contact the NICR at

Conan Donnelly
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry
Queen's University of Belfast
Tel: 028 9063 3011

Contact Information

N. Ireland Cancer Registry
Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences
Queen's University Belfast
Mulhouse Building
Grosvenor Road
BT12 6DP

Tel: +(44)28 9063 2573
Fax: +(44)28 9024 8017

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