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Northern Ireland results for CONCORD study

Worldwide data for cancer survival are scarce. CONCORD initiates worldwide surveillance of cancer survival by central analysis of population-based registry more

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Latest Publication - 9 December 2014 Cancer Statistics By Local Government District: Patients diagnosed in N.I during 2008-2012

Cancer Incidence rates 8 per cent higher in the new Belfast District Council than the Northern Ireland average

Produced by Queen’s University’s Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Cancer Statistics by Local Government District provides the first detailed picture of cancer incidence in the 11 new Local Government Districts due to come into operation in Northern Ireland during 2015.

To download the report Cancer Statistics By Local Government District: Patients diagnosed in N.I during 2008-2012 click here.

To download press release please click here

This is an official statistics report by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, in line with the official statistics code of practice, a list of individuals were granted 24 hour pre-release access, click here to download.


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NCIN Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015: United Against Cancer

The N. Ireland Cancer Registry will be host to the ‘NCIN Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015: United Against cancer’ to be hosted in the Europa Hotel Belfast Monday 8 June – Wednesday 10 June 2015.  For further information click here.

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Cancer Research Advancing Patient Care

Pictured at the ‘Cancer Research Advancing Patient Care’ showcase event on 11 June at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, are the team of Queen’s University presenters (l-r): Professor David Waugh (event Chair), Director, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology; Dr Anna Gavin, Director, Northern Ireland Cancer Registry; Professor Joe O’Sullivan, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology; Professor Tracy Robson, Professor in Experimental Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy; and Professor Richard Kennedy, McClay Professor in Medical Oncology, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology

The N. Ireland Cancer Registry have developed along with Queen’s University Communications Office, a short video explaining the work of the Registry. This is to mark 20 years of the Registry and aims to inform the public about cancer registration in Northern Ireland.  The video was shown as part of ‘Cancer Research Advancing Patient Care’ impact event in Riddel Hall, Wednesday 11 June 2014.

The video is available to view at Cancer Registry Video.

Dr Anna Gavin, Registry Director, outlined the research which is undertaken by the Registry to improve the health and wellbeing of cancer patients and better understand some of the causes of cancer.  The Research covers areas from Early Diagnosis to End of Life Care.  

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28 January 2014


Legislation designating the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) as an official producer of statistics came into place 01 April 2012. Under this legislation, the NICR today released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in 2012 in Northern Ireland. Website available at: . [More]


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The Cancer Outcomes Conference 2014 – The Power of Information

will take place on Thursday 9th to 10th June 2014 , Hilton Birmingham Metropole

For more information visit:

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N. Ireland included in major European cancer survival study published in The Lancet Oncology

This major EUROCARE-5 study,  the fifth in a series, analysed data from cancer registries covering all or part of 29 countries*  covering over 50% of the adult and 77% of the childhood population of Europe and included anonymised data from 74,000 cancer patients in N. Ireland.  It compares 5-year survival from diagnosis for more than 9 million adults and 60,415 children diagnosed between 2000 and 2007. For more details

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Cancer Outcomes Conference 2013, Brighton
Thursday 18th October 2012

The Cancer Outcomes Conference 2013: Intelligence - the primary driver of cancer outcomes- please click link for more details.

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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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