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The N. Ireland Cancer Registry 2023 Operational Report

03 April 2023

The most up-to-date N. Ireland Cancer Registry Operational Report 2023 is now available for download please click here.


Official Statistics on all cancers diagnosed in Northern Ireland during 1993-2020 were published on 9th Feb 2023 at 9:30am. This release provides details of the number of cancers diagnosed each year along with incidence rates over time and data for a range of geographic areas and cancer types. Survival trends and prevalence (the number of people alive) is also provided. These data can be accessed here

The CanStaging+ Tool 

The CanStaging+ Tool developed by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry and IARC has been published on The Lancet Oncology August 2021 issue.  To read the research paper please click this link.

Primary liver cancer in the UK: Incidence, incidence-based mortality, and survival by subtype, sex, and nation report.

The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry data included in UK wide report "Primary liver cancer in the UK: Incidence, incidence-based mortality, and survival by subtype, sex, and nation".  To download a copy of the report please click here.

The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on cancer diagnosis

25 June, 2020

During the last few weeks of March 2020 lockdown restrictions began to be put in place in Northern Ireland to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Consequently some key cancer services, such as breast and bowel screening, were impacted, while many potential cancer patients did not come forward with symptoms due to concerns over the virus. Find out more click here

NICR Newsletter 2020

27 August, 2020

The N.Ireland Cancer Registry Newsletter 2020 is now available for download.  The newsletter outlines all the research and achievements of the Cancer Registry during the previous year.  Please ensure you have Adobe Reader installed before viewing the newsletter.  If you would like to view the other Newsletters produced by the Cancer Registry please click here.

National Cancer Diagnosis Audit

17 January, 2020

The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry are taking part in the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit. Interested GP practices wishing to take part can contact Lisa Cohen for more information. 

Macmillan & NICR Partnership End of Left Report 2015

8 August, 2019

The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry and Macmillan Cancer Support have worked together to product a report for Emergency Admission in the last year of Life for People Dying of Cancer in Northern Ireland in 2015.  To download both the full report and summary report please click here

Life after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis 

22 March, 2019

LAPCD launch takes place on Tuesday 26th March 2019 in the Upper Lecture Theatre of Clinical Science Block A. Please click this link to access the LAPCD Research page.  

Northern Ireland Cancer Registry Peer Review 

18 June, 2018

The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry recently had a Peer Review consisting of representation from European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR), Queen’s University Belfast, Public Health Agency and a Patient Represent from N.Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN) Patient Forum.  Download the NICR 2018 Peer Review Report

Members of the Review Panel pictured above with Dr Anna Gavin and Dr Lesley Anderson from the Registry.

L-R; Prof Ken Mills, Chair NICR Steering Group; Dr Elizabeth Van Eycken, Director, Belgium Cancer Registry, (ENCR rep); Janine McCann, N.Ireland Cancer Network, Patient Forum; Dr David Morrison, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Director Scottish Cancer Registry; Dr Anna Gavin, Director NICR; Dr Lesley Anderson, Acting Deputy Director NICR; Prof Donna Fitzsimmons, Head of Nursing and Midwifery, QUB Representative; Dr Louise Herron, PHA Representative.