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The Registry

The N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) is located in the Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast and is funded by the Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland.


The Registry is responsible for the production of Official Statistics on cancer incidence, prevalence and survival in Northern Ireland and provides evidence to help inform decision making about cancer services. We collect patient information on their disease and the services they receive. This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the health service as part of their care and support


Protection of patient information is a priority within the Registry and strict confidentiality rules are applied to prevent identification of individual patient details.

To find out more about what we do and how we work you may wish to open our patient information leaflet (PDF, 645kb),  cancer information poster and video (see below). 

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 by email or tel: 028 9097 6028