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Aims & Objectives

Aims & Objectives

The aim of the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) is to provide accurate, timely information on cancers occurring in the population of Northern Ireland for research, planning and education so that the burden of disease may be reduced and the experience of patients and their outcomes improved.

The objectives of NICR are to:

  • Collect and confidentially store accurate, timely and comprehensive data on cancers and pre-malignant disease occurring in the Northern Ireland population.
  • Uphold patient and carer confidentiality.
  • Analyse data to provide for the Registry’s role as provider of official cancer incidence, prevalence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland.
  • Provide appropriate information on cancer for ad hoc queries in a timely manner.
  • Undertake and assist audits of cancer treatments, services and outcomes, and recommend improvements in cancer services where appropriate.
  • Facilitate planning of cancer services for prevention, diagnosis, cure and care.
  • Promote, facilitate and undertake research into cancer causes, prevention, treatments and outcomes.
  • Publish scientific reports and papers relating to cancer.
  • Promote professional and public awareness about cancer.
  • Link nationally and internationally to promote cancer registration and increase understanding and control of cancer