Cancer trends and projections

Each year we produce short reports on trends for different cancer types based on the data we collect. These reports describe case numbers, age profile, geographic distribution, international differences in incidence, stage at diagnosis, treatment patterns, and mortality and survival rates. We have also produced projections of future case-numbers for a range of cancer sites.

This report contains data on leukemia in Ireland between 1994 and 2008. Leukaemias made up about 1.7% of all registered cancers and 2.0% of malignant cancers diagnosed between 1994 and 2008. Between 1994 and 2002 the number of cases increased...Read more

This report provides an overview of cancers of the brain and other central nervous system (CNS) sites in Ireland between 1994 and 2008. Cancers of the brain and other CNS sites have made up a fairly constant 1.2% of all cancers since 1994.Read more

This report contains data relating to cancer in adolescents and young adults in Ireland between 1994 and 2008. Cancer is uncommon in adolescents and young adults. In 1994-2008, cancers in individuals aged 15-19 made up 0.4% of all registered...Read more

This report highlights trends in prostate cancer in Ireland. Prostate cancer incidence increased by 4% annually between 1994 and 1998, but then increased sharply between 1998 and 2004. Cancer incidence increased in all age groups but the oldest (...Read more

This report provides an overview of cancer of the liver and biliary tract in Ireland since 1994. The liver is one of the less common sites of digestive tract cancer, accounting for 0.8% of all cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin) in 2007. Since...Read more

This report profiles trends in lung cancer in Ireland. Cancer of the bronchus and lung is the third most common cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) in Ireland overall, and the second most common in both men and women. It is the commonest...Read more

This report presents extrapolations of National Cancer Registry incidence data for 1994-2006 to the years 2010-2035. Between 2005 and 2035, the overall number of invasive cancers is projected to increase by 17,063 (165%, 6% annually) for females and by 24,809 (213%, 7% annually) for males. If non-melanoma cancer of the skin is excluded, over the same period the number of invasive cancers is projected to increase by 12,479 (168%, 6% annually) for females and by 19,139 (232%, 8% annually) for males.Read more

Trends in Irish cancer mortality rates 1950-2020

This report describes trends in cancer mortality in Ireland from 1950-2020 with predictions to 2015. The age-standardised mortality rate for most cancers is predicted to fall between 1998-2002 and 2015. In absolute terms, the largest projected...Read more

Trends in Irish cancer incidence 1994-2002

This report contains projections of cancer numbers in Ireland to 2020, based on trends from 1994-2003 and population projections to 2036. The total number of new cancers is predicted to increase by 90% (from 22,019 to 41,743) between 1998-2002...Read more


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