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Cancer Care in Northern Ireland: A decade of change
Wednesday 21st December 2011

The N. Ireland Cancer Registry, Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with the Guidelines Audit and Implementation Network (GAIN) are delighted to announce a conference on Cancer Care in Northern Ireland – A decade of change, to be held at Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 27 February 2012 [More....]

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All Ireland Cancer Atlas 1995-2007
Monday 13th December 2011

The first ever All-Ireland Cancer Atlas a collaborative publication of the National Cancer Registry Ireland and the N. Ireland Cancer Registry launched on Friday 9 December 2011 analysed 18 types of cancer by electoral division over a 12-year period.

Commenting on the findings in the Atlas, Dr Anna Gavin, Director of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, said: “Mapping the incidence of cancer geographically in Ireland is hugely important in our quest to understand factors that increase cancer rates and also to provide appropriate treatment and cancer services.” 

Dr Harry Comber, Director of the National Cancer Registry said: “The Atlas shows major variations, sometimes more than two-fold, in the risk of several cancers, across the island.  Understanding the reasons for this geographical variation, and taking appropriate action, would reduce the cancer burden significantly in Ireland.  Areas with unexplained higher than average risk should now be studied in detail and a comprehensive programme of research into already known determinants of cancer risk in Ireland is needed to inform cancer control.”

All-Ireland Cancer Atlas Chapters can be downloaded from http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/Publications/AllIrelandReports/

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Irish Conference on Survivorship after Cancer during Childhood and Adolescence
Tuesday 4th October 2012

The first  Irish Conference on Survivorship after Cancer during Childhood and Adolescence, 26th November 2011.


The Boyne Research Institute, Drogheda, Ireland in association with PanCareSurFup and the Irish Cancer Society will host the first Irish Conference on Survivorship after Cancer during Childhood and Adolescence. This 1-day conference will take place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, on Saturday, November 26th, 2011. For more information visit www.ccs2011.ie


If you would like to attend, please contact Cíara Hall on 041 98  36041, chall@boyneresearch.ie to RSVP, or visit www.ccs2011.ie to register and to find out more.

 

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Wednesday 28th September 2011

3rd National Conference on Population-Based Cancer Research in Ireland

Abstract submission closed

The 3rd National Conference on Population-Based Cancer Research in Ireland will take place in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 17 November 2011. For more details please click the link

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Monday 20th June 2011

NCIN & UKACR Conference

Staff from the NICR recently attending the NCIN & UKACR Conference "Liberating Information, Improving Outcomes" in the Hilton Hotel Metropole Hotel between the 15-17 of June 2011.  The Registry submitted several abstracts and presented 9 posters at the conference to view abstracts of each or download the posters please click the above link.

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Wednesday 6th July 2011

2011/2012 Business Plan & 2011 Newsletter

The NICR 2011/2012 Business Plan and 2011 Newsletter are both available for download. 

New report reveals 70,000 people living with cancer in Northern Ireland today
Some 70,000 people in Northern Ireland are living with a diagnosis of cancer made within the last 18 years (69,377 people as of 31st December 2010), according to a report being launched today by Queen’s University’s Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, in association with Macmillan Cancer Support.  For more information. To download a copy of the report click here

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Living with and Beyond Cancer: A report on cancer prevalence in Northern Ireland 2010
The N. Ireland Cancer Registry and Macmillan Cancer Support launch of a new report ‘Prevalence of Cancer in Northern Ireland 2010’ to find out more click here

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Official statistics on cancer incidence and survival in N. Ireland for 2011 will be published on Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 9.30am.  To view the most up-to-date statistics please click here

In line with the official statistics code of practice, a list of individuals were granted 24 hour pre-release access, to view the list please click here

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Cancer Outcomes Conference 2012, Birmingham

Monday 18th June 2012

Great success for the NICR at the Cancer Outcomes Conference 2012 in Birmingham: 8 delegates, 8 posters and 4 oral presentations, while the NICR Staging Tool was also demonstrated at our stand.

The tool, developed by Dr Lisa Ranaghan and Giulio Napolitano (pictured), attracted much interest and will also be demonstrated at the NICR stand at the 34th IACR Conference (Cork, September 2012).

See you there?


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Misinterpretation of “All-Ireland Cancer Atlas, 1995-2007” with regard to water fluoridation and cancer.
Monday 15th October 2012

Some maps contained in an all-Ireland cancer atlas published recently by the N. Ireland Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Registry have been used by anti-fluoridation groups erroneously, and without discussion with the atlas authors, to suggest a link between water fluoridation and cancer.  Click link for more information.

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34th Annual IACR meeting in Cork

Friday 14th September 2012

A delegation of staff from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry will be travelling to the 34th Annual IACR meeting in Cork.  They will be submitting posters and presenting.  

2012 Newsletter
Monday 6th August 2012

The N. Ireland Cancer Registry's 2012 Newsletter is now available for download please click the blue link

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Official Statistics on Cancer Incidence
Tuesday 12 June 2012

Official statistics on cancer incidence and survival in N. Ireland for 2010 were published on Tuesday June 12th at 9.30am. To download the report please click the blue link.

In line with the official statistics code of practice, a list of individuals were granted 24 hour pre-release access, to view the list please click blue link

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SMDB 2012 Annual Celebration of Excellence

Annual Celebration of Excellence 2012 Award
Thursday 29 March 2012

Over 160 staff, students and invited guests attended the School’s third Annual Celebration of Excellence on Wednesday 28 March 2012. 

Dr Anna Gavin and the staff of Northern Ireland Cancer Registry were awarded the Most Exciting/Innovative Research Programme Introduced/Carried Out in Partnership with the NHS or Industry Award.

Giulio Napolitano of the Cancer Registry collected the award from Professor Dame Ingrid Allen.


Further details are available here.

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New study reveals improved cancer survival in Northern Ireland

Launch of Pancreatic Cancer Audit and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Audit
Thursday 18th October 2012

The figures have been revealed today as part of an event at Queen’s University Belfast organised by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry and attended by Dr Michael McBride, Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Dr Anna Gavin and Edwin Poots, MLA, Minister for Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety.

The audit results follow last week’s recognition for Queen’s at Buckingham Palace, when the University was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its leadership of the Northern Ireland Comprehensive Cancer Services programme. The programme has led to improved cancer survival rates in Northern Ireland and is a collaboration led by Queen’s in partnership with the Department of Health and the five Northern Ireland Health Trusts with support from the medical research industry.

Mr Poots said that his Department was proud of the achievements of the University and their health service partner and he was confident that leadership in research is informing improvements in treatment, and to leading clinicians and other health professionals choosing to work in Northern Ireland. The Pancreatic cancer and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Audit reports are available here.

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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
Belfast
BT12 6DP

Tel: +(44)28 9063 2573
Fax: +(44)28 9024 8017
Email: nicr@qub.ac.uk

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