Incidence

The latest trends report just published by the National Cancer Registry shows that the rate of new cases of invasive breast cancer in Irish women has stabilised since 2008 and the mortality rate due to breast cancer decreased by about 2% per year...Read more

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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This paper, published in The Lancet Oncology today (full text here), summarises and compares progress against cancer (assessed in terms of...Read more

Incidence chart for cancer of unknown primary

Reductions in the incidence of cancer of unknown primary may be a useful indicator of improvements in cancer diagnoses and treatmentRead more

  • The latest trends report from the National Cancer Registry focuses on cancer of unknown primary site. Just under 400 of these cancers are diagnosed in Ireland per year (2012-2016), representing 2-3% of all invasive cancers (excluding non-
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Chart of projections 2019

"Cancer cases may double by 2045 – but some grounds for optimism”: latest report from the National Cancer RegistryRead more

“Cancer cases may double by 2045 – but some grounds for optimism”: latest report from the National Cancer Registry
Cover of projections report 2019

A report published by the National Cancer Registry today shows that the number of cases of cancer could double by 2045 if current rates continue into the future. However, the overall increase could be a more modest 50% increase in both sexes if...Read more

Chart of annual average cancer cases

The latest statistical report from the National Cancer Registry highlights ongoing and projected growth in numbers of cancers diagnosed annually (largely reflecting population growth and ageing), and a further increase in the numbers of cancer survivors among the general population.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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All cancers factsheet 2018

The National Cancer Registry has just released an updated set of cancer factsheets using the latest incidence data (projected estimates for the three year period 2015-2017) and mortality data for the period 2012-2014 (...Read more

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