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The estimated health service cost of cancer in Ireland in 2016 attributable to smoking, alcohol intake and overweight and obesity was €140 million

These figures are based on a combination of NCRI cancer incidence data, recently published NCRI estimates on numbers of cancers attributable to modifiable risk factors, and estimates of health service costs per cancer case from a range of...Read more

NCRI has very high levels of completeness in its registered data, with completeness of cases in 2010 estimates at 97.2% within 5 year of diagnosis for all invasive cancers combined, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers

Completeness for 2010 incidence of all invasive cancers excluding NMSC was estimated at 97.2% within five years of incidence.

For the four cancers with the highest incidence, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, female breast cancer and...Read more

Cover of 2020 Annual Report

Updated statistics on cancer incidence, mortality and survival, published today (1st December 2020) by the National Cancer Registry (NCRI), document ongoing increases in numbers of cases diagnosed (largely driven by population growth and ageing)...Read more

“29% of cancer incidence in Ireland is attributable to 11 modifiable risk factors, including 13% attributable to smoking”: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Risk factors report cover
  • This is the first analysis by the National Cancer Registry on the proportion of cancer cases attributable to modifiable risk factors and thus potentially preventable.
  • The report, published by the National Cancer Registry today, shows
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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

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