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.

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

  • 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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“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

The latest trends report from the Registry has been published. It shows that while incidence rates for invasive cervical cancer increased by approximately +4% per year in the period 1999-2010, they have recently started to decline by almost -7%...Read more

This report summarises trends in incidence, stage, treatment, mortality and survival for skin cancer in Ireland.Read more

The latest short report from the National Cancer Registry estimates that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection causes up to 420 cancer cases (or up to 130 cancer deaths) per year, most of which are potentially preventable by HPV vaccination....Read more

The latest short report from the National Cancer Registry, published today, notes increases in incidence of childhood cancer between 1994 and 2014, partly reflecting population increases and diagnostic improvements, but ongoing major reductions...Read more

This report summarises trends in incidence, stage, treatment, mortality and survival for liver cancer in Ireland.Read more

This report summarises trends in incidence, stage, treatment, mortality and survival for prostate cancer in Ireland. On average, 3,364 cases per year were diagnosed during 2012-2014. Following a period of sustained increase in incidence rates...Read more

The latest trends report just published by the National Cancer Registry shows that the chances of a woman developing malignant breast cancer before her 75th birthday currently stands at about 1 in 10.

Breast cancer is the most...Read more

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