Cancer trends and projections

Each year we produce short reports on trends for different cancer types based on the data we collect. These reports describe case numbers, age profile, geographic distribution, international differences in incidence, stage at diagnosis, treatment patterns, and mortality and survival rates. We have also produced projections of future case-numbers for a range of cancer sites.

The latest trends report (number 28) from the Registry on primary brain cancer has been published. Data shows that on average, 289 malignant primary tumours of the brain are...Read more

This report summarises trends in incidence, stage, treatment, mortality and survival for lung cancer in Ireland. On average, 2279 cases per year were diagnosed during 2011-2013, 1005 (44%) in women and 1274 (56%) in men. Incidence rates have...Read more

This report provides an overview of the incidence, treatment and survival for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) in Ireland.  These are categories of haematological malignancy that largely comprise conditions...Read more

This report provides an overview of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) incidence, treatment and survival in Ireland. This is a group of rare cancers that develop from soft tissues such as muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, fat or deep skin...Read more

  • The broad category of head and neck cancer incorporates cancers at 17 separate sub-sites in the mouth, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, middle ear and nasal sinuses. During the period 2010-2012, head and neck cancer accounted for 2.9% of
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This report summarises incidence, treatment, survival and mortality for cancers among Irish children (age 0-14 years). On average, 128 cancers were diagnosed per year during 1994-2011, most frequently leukaemias (40), brain and central nervous...Read more

The latest trends report from the National Cancer Registry describes primary bone cancer incidence, treatment, mortality and survival. Approximately 35 cases are diagnosed per year in Ireland with incidence rates being slightly higher in males...Read more

Cover of cancer projections for Ireland 2015 – 2040

This report of cancer incidence projections shows that the incidence of cancer in Ireland is expected to double by 2040. With the exception of leukemia in males, the number of cancers is projected to increase for all cancer types between 2010 and...Read more

This short report provides information on the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in Ireland between 1994 and 2011. An average of 660 cases of NHL was diagnosed per year in Ireland between 2007 and 2011. Although NHL comprised just 4% of...Read more

This short report provides information on the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer in Ireland between 1994 and 2011. An annual average of over 6,300 cases were diagnosed per year, 68% of which were basal cell (BCC) and 30% squamous cell (SCC)...Read more


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