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Cancer Care in Northern Ireland: A decade of change
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

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

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Irish Conference on Survivorship after Cancer during Childhood and Adolescence

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

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


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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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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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2011/2012 Business Plan & 2011 Newsletter

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

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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