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 short report from the National Cancer Registry, published today, notes increases in incidence of childhood cancer between 1994 and 2014, partly reflecting population increases and diagnostic improvements, but ongoing major reductions...Read more

This report summarises trends in incidence, stage, treatment, mortality and survival for liver cancer in Ireland.Read more

This report summarises trends in incidence, stage, treatment, mortality and survival for prostate cancer in Ireland. On average, 3,364 cases per year were diagnosed during 2012-2014. Following a period of sustained increase in incidence rates...Read more

The latest trends report just published by the National Cancer Registry shows that the chances of a woman developing malignant breast cancer before her 75th birthday currently stands at about 1 in 10.

Breast cancer is the most...Read more

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

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