This is the official web site of the Irish National Cancer Registry. The Irish National Cancer Registry was set up in 1991 and began registering cancers nationwide in January 1994.
The National Cancer Registry has been collecting comprehensive cancer information for the whole population of the Republic of Ireland since 1994. The information we collect is used in research into the causes of cancer, in education and information programmes, and in the planning of a national cancer strategy to deliver the best cancer care to the whole population.
- Cancer Trends - Neuroendocrine Cancers
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
- A short report on published today by the National Cancer Registry gives an overview of neuroendocrine tumours in Ireland. A complex group of cancers, many of which are benign, they occur most commonly in the digestive system. This trends report focuses on invasive neuroendocrine tumours and non-invasive (carcinoids) of the appendix only. An annual average of 113 invasive cases were diagnosed in Ireland between 1994 and 2010, resulting in an incidence rate of 3 cases per 100,000 per year. An average of 27 carcinoids of the appendix were also diagnosed per year. Similar numbers of males and females were diagnosed and incidence has increased over time.Read More >>
Colorectal Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Treatment and Survival in Ireland: 1994-2010.
Monday, April 8th, 2013
- A report just published by the National Cancer Registry gives a comprehensive description of incidence, mortality, treatment and survival for colorectal cancer in Ireland from 1994 to 2010. Colorectal cancer made up 11% of all cancers in women and 14% in men in 2007-2009, making it the second most common cancer in both sexes. It was the third leading cause of cancer death in women and the second in men. Between 1994 and 2010, the number of colorectal cancer cases increased by 2.1% annually. Survival was in line with the European average and improved significantly between 1994-1998 and 2004-2008. Read More >>
Cancer Trends - Mesothelioma.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
- A short report published today by the National Cancer Registry gives an overview of mesothelioma in Ireland. A comparatively rare cancer, an average of 24 cases are diagnosed in Ireland every year, the majority of which are pleural mesothelioma subtypes. Asbestos exposure is a well documented risk factor for this disease and it is 5 times more commonly diagnosed in men than in women. Incidence in men has increased over time, a trend that is expected to continue. Read More >>
Cancer Trends - Cancers of the Thyroid.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
- A short report published today by the National Cancer Registry gives an outline of thyroid cancer incidence, treatment, survival and mortality in Ireland. Thyroid cancer accounts for just 1% of all invasive cancers and is more commonly diagnosed in women than in men. Incidence has increased in recent years and approximately 160 cases are currently diagnosed per year. Read More >>
Misinterpretation of "All-Ireland Cancer Atlas, 1995-2007" with regard to water fluoridation and cancer.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
- Some maps contained in an all-Ireland cancer atlas published recently by the N. Ireland Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Registry have been used by anti-fluoridation groups erroneously, and without discussion with the atlas authors, to suggest a link between water fluoridation and cancer. The atlas in which these maps were published (and some previous reports) has analysed the differences in cancer risk between the two countries. We do not consider that water fluoridation is a plausible explanation for the patterns shown. Read More >>
Cancers of the testis
Monday, August 13th, 2012
- In the latest trends report, published today by the National Cancer Registry, it is shown that an average of 132 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed per year in Ireland. Between 1994 and 2010, highest incidence was recorded in men aged between 25 and 34 years of age and three quarters of all patients were under 40 years when diagnosed. Although incidence rates have increased over time, in line with international trends, mortality rates have declined (an average of 6 deaths per year over the last 10 years), reflecting the high survival rates from this cancer. Survival rates in Ireland are ranked close to the European average Read More >>
Cancers of the Ovary
Monday, May 20th, 2012
A report released today by the National Cancer Registry shows that ovarian cancer was the 4th most common cancer diagnosed in women in Ireland between 1994 and 2010. The Irish incidence rate in 2008 was estimated to be the 4th highest in Europe and the Irish mortality rate was highest. Ovarian cancer incidence in 1994-2009 was highest in the HSE-South and lowest in the HSE Dublin-NorthEast regions; urban areas had higher incidence rates than rural. Treatment of ovarian cancer has changed little over the period 1999-2009; about 60% of patients had surgery and 60% chemotherapy, mostly in combination. Survival improved slightly between 1994-1997 and 2004-2007, but 5 year survival rates remained below 40%. Read More >>
Data Quality and Completeness at the Irish National Cancer Registry
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
- A report published by the National Cancer Registry demonstrates that data quality and completeness of case ascertainment levels at the Registry are high. Completeness of case ascertainment of all invasive cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) is estimated to be 97%. Read More >>
Breast Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Treatment and Survival in Ireland: 1994-2009
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
The National Cancer Registry has recently published a report describing incidence, mortality, treatment and survival for breast cancer in Ireland for the period 1994-2009, with international comparisons. The report shows that:
- Breast cancer was, after non-melanoma skin cancer, the commonest cancer diagnosed in women in 2007-2009
- An annual average of 2,800 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2008 and 2009
- Breast cancer was the second leading cause of cancer death in women (second only to lung cancer) during the period 2007-2009, and accounted for 16% of female cancer deaths.
- Ireland had the fourth highest estimated breast cancer incidence and mortality of 27 European countries in 2008
- Half of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007-2009 were aged between 45 and 64 years
- Survival for women with breast cancer in Ireland was the fourth lowest of 20 European countries for the period 2000-2002
- The proportion of women who received chemotherapy increased from 36% during 1996-1998 to 50% during 1999-2008
Cancer Trends - Cancer of the pancreas
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
A short report on pancreatic cancer was published by the National Cancer Registry today. Cancer of the pancreas accounts for approximately 2.5% of all invasive cancers and is the 9th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Ireland. Almost 400 cases of pancreatic cancer were diagnosed annually between 1994 and 2010Read More >>
Cancer Trends - Cancers of
the cervix and uterus
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
A report published today by the National Cancer Registry shows that an average of 216 invasive cervical and 270 uterine cancers are diagnosed per year in Ireland. In addition, over 1400 in situ (CIN III) cancers of the cervix are diagnosed annually, the number of which has increased in recent years with the national expansion of the cervical cancer screening programme. The distributions of cervical and uterine cancers differ in terms of patient age and geographic location, but the majority of both cancer types are diagnosed at an early stage.Read More >>
All-Ireland Cancer Atlas Released
Friday, December 9th, 2011
The first all-Ireland cancer atlas, published on December 9th by the National Cancer Registry and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, shows major unexplained variations across the island in the risk of most common cancers.Read More >>