Head and neck cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide and can cause disfigurement, either directly or indirectly (as a result of medical treatment). It can lead to substantial problems with swallowing and speaking for patients...Read more

This month we are delighted to welcome several new employees to NCRI. Some are new positions and others are replacing staff on leave, that have retired and/or transitioned to part time.

Ms Rose McMorrow joins as a Blood...Read more

News from the Director's Office this month is summarised in one word - Extraordinary. That is the word that epitomises the introduction of our new cancer registration system (CRS). Over three years in development and we are finally live. This is...Read more

The latest report on skin cancer published by the Registry today shows that almost 11,000 new cases are diagnosed per year in Ireland, of...Read more

The National Cancer Registry  welcomes the publication of the new National Cancer Strategy, which was launched on July 5th and incorporates cancer data collected by the Registry. The overall vision for the strategy is one in which all aspects of...Read more

The latest figures available from the Registry show that in 2014 there were 10,304 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, and worryingly, for the first time melanoma skin cancer diagnoses have breached the 1,000 mark (1,041 cases), almost trebling in the last 20 years. In response, the Irish Skin Foundation has launched the Protect & Inspect™ campaign.Read more


The registry performance indicators, comparing the performance of the National Cancer Registry with four registries in the United Kingdom, have been updated and are available on our website.Read more


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