Statistical reports

Updated statistics on cancer incidence, mortality and survival show that, although the numbers of cases diagnosed annually continues to rise (largely driven by population growth and ageing), survival prospects for patients continue to improve.
Cover of 2019 Annual Report
  • It is estimated that about 35,440 invasive cancers were diagnosed annually during 2017-2019, or 23,890 cancers excluding the common but rarely fatal non-melanoma skin cancer (or 43,360 cancers and non-invasive tumours
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Cancer cure report cover

This report presents, for the first time, national (population-based) estimates of proportions of cancer patients in Ireland cured, for oesophageal, stomach, colon, rectal, pancreatic, liver, lung and ovarian cancer. Within this group of...Read more

Cover for centralisation report

A report published by the National Cancer Registry today confirms that the programme of centralisation of cancer services begun by the HSE in 2007 has resulted in a substantial shift of cancer treatment (especially surgery) to eight designated...Read more

Ongoing and projected further increases in cancer cases reflecting population growth and ageing: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Annual Report 2018
  • Based on the latest available information, it was estimated that 33,460 invasive cancers, or 22,640 cancers excluding the generally non-fatal non-melanoma cancers of skin, were diagnosed annually during 2016-2018 (or 41,080
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More people are surviving after cancer diagnosis: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Cover of the 2017 Annual Report

The latest annual report from the National Cancer Registry indicates that, although rates of cancer (taking account of age and population size) appear to have stabilised or even fallen recently, numbers of cancers diagnosed continue to rise...Read more

Cancer rates may have plateaued: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Cover of the 2016 Annual Report

The latest annual report from the National Cancer Registry, Ireland’s premier source of cancer information, suggests that, although the total number of cancers continues to rise, mainly due to the ageing of our growing population, there is some...Read more

Cover of the Cancer Inequalities Report

A major new report, published online by the National Cancer Registry today, highlights strong patterns of cancer inequality by deprivation, age and, to a lesser extent, urban/rural status. These factors influence the risk of developing cancer (incidence) and the survival, stage at presentation, treatment and associated health conditions (comorbidities) of cancer patients in Ireland. In many instances, these patterns of inequality apply across a range of cancer types.Read more

Cancer numbers continue to increase, but cancer risk for men may no longer be rising: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Cover of 2015 annual report

The latest annual report from the National Cancer Registry, Ireland’s main source of cancer information, suggests that, although the total number of cancers continues to rise,...Read more

Cancer in Ireland 1994-2012

The latest report of the National Cancer Registry summarizes incidence, mortality, survival and treatment for cancer in Ireland during 1994-2012, focusing particularly on 2010-...Read more

Cover of the 2014 annual report

The latest report from the National Cancer Registry shows that more than 19,000 invasive cancer cases were diagnosed on average each year in the period 2009-2011, with a lifetime...Read more

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