Northern Ireland Cancer Registry

The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) is run under agreement between the Public Health Agency and Queen's University of Belfast .

The Registry is part of the Centre for Public Health (CPH) in the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast.

The Registry has collaborative working links with the National Cancer Registry of Ireland , all other UK Registries, European Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute USA . The Registry's work is supported by a Steering Group and Council.

The purpose of the NICR is to:- 

  • Collect, analyse and confidentially store accurate, timely and comprehensive data on cancer.
  • Uphold patient and carer confidentiality.
  • Promote, facilitate and undertake research into cancer causes, prevention, treatments and outcomes.
  • Facilitate planning of cancer services for prevention, diagnosis, cure and care.
  • Undertake and assist audits of cancer treatments, services and outcomes, and recommend improvements in cancer services where appropriate.
  • Provide appropriate information on cancer for ad hoc queries.
  • Promote professional and public awareness about cancer.
  • Publish scientific reports and papers relating to cancer.
  • Link nationally and internationally to promote cancer registration and increase understanding and control of cancer.
  • Monitor the Registry’s activities and programmes to ensure the provision of high quality data on cancer.

The following reports are available (valid at 21 July 2011):-

  • Fitzpatrick D, Connolly A, Gavin AT. Care of pancreatic cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2007 (with comparisons 2001).  Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB, 2011 65 pages.
  • Blaney J, Gavin AT. Why cancer patients die in acute hospitals: a retrospective study by note review.  Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB, April 2011 84 pages.
  • Fitzpatrick D, Gavin AT. Monitoring care of colorectal cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 (with comparisons 1996 & 2001).  Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB, 2010 May 57 + Appendices & Tables 68.
  • Donnelly D, Gavin AT. Monitoring care of female breast cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 (with comparisons to 1996 & 2001).  Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB, 2010 Apr 61 + Appendices & Tables 78.
  • Bannon F, Gavin AT. Monitoring care of prostate cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 (with comparison 1996 & 2001). Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB, 2009: 65 + Appendices & Tables 73.
  • Donnelly D, Gavin AT, Chapter 2A review of Cancer Mortality in Northern Ireland , Registrar General's Report 2008 .
  • Bannon F, Gavin AT. Monitoring care of lung cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 (with comparison 1996 & 2001). Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB, 2009 Apr: 64 + Appendices & Tables 70.
  • Donnelly DW, Gavin AT, Comber H. Cancer in Ireland 1994-2004: A summary report. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry / National Cancer Registry, Ireland: 2009: 40 + Appendices & Tables 60.
  • Smith A, Gavin AT. Care of patients with malignant melanoma of skin in Northern Ireland 2006. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, QUB, 2008 Sep: 41 + Appendices 49.
  • Bannon F, Kinnear H, Gavin AT, Ranaghan L. Cancer services audit 2001/2 & 2004/5, Thyroid. N. Ireland Cancer Registry – QUB, 2007 Dec: 45 + Appendices 48.
  • Donnelly DW, Gavin AT. “Survival of cancer patients in Northern Ireland: 1993-2004”. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Queen’s University, Belfast, 2007 Oct: 168 + Summary 6.
  • Kinnear H, Gavin AT. Monitoring care of patients with upper GI cancers in Northern Ireland in 2005. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry 2007 Oct: 80 + Appendices 83.
  • Kinnear H, Gavin AT, Mole D, Ranaghan L. Cancer Services Audit 2001, Pancreas. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry - QUB, 2006 Jan; 35 + Appendices 44.
  • Monaghan P, Gavin AT, Ranaghan L. Cancer Services Audit 1996 & 2001, Ovary and Cervix. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry – QUB, 2006 Oct; 41 + Appendices 52.
  • Gavin AT, Fitzpatrick D, Ranaghan L. Cancer Services Audit 1996 & 2001, Lung. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry – QUB, 2005 Jul; 31 + Appendices 36.
  • Gavin AT, Hughes J, Kinnear H, Fitzpatrick D, Ranaghan L. Cancer Services Audit 1996 & 2001, Oesophagus and Stomach. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry - QUB, 2005 Ma; 49 + Appendix 52.
  • Gavin AT, Hughes J, Ranaghan L, Fitzpatrick D. Cancer Services Audit 1996 & 2001, Prostate. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry - QUB, 2005 Jun; 27 + Appendices 33.
  • Gavin AT, Kinnear H, Fitzpatrick D, Ranaghan L. Cancer Services Audit 1996 & 2001, Breast. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry - QUB, 2005 May; 32  + Appendices 43.
  • Kinnear H, Gavin AT, Ranaghan L. Cancer Services Audit 1996 & 2001, Colorectal. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry – QUB, 2005 Oct; 44 + Appendices 52.
  • Campo J, Comber H, Gavin AT. All-Ireland  cancer statistics 1998-2000. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry - QUB / National Cancer Registry, 2004 Aug; 74 + Appendices 102 + Summary 5.
  • Fitzpatrick DA, Gavin AT, Middleton RJ, Catney D, eds. Cancer in Northern Ireland 1993-2001: A Comprehensive Report. N Ireland Cancer Registry – QUB, 2004 May; 143 + Appendices 187.
  • Cancer Incidence in Five Continents – Vol VIII – IARC Scientific Publications No 155: International Agency for Research on Cancer Lyon, France 2002 – (781). ISBN 92 832 2155 9.
  • Fitzpatrick DA, Gavin AT eds. Survival of cancer patients in Northern Ireland 1993-1996. N. Ireland Cancer Registry. 2001 Sep; 71 + Appendices 102 + Summary Sheet 4.
  • Walsh PM, Comber H, Gavin AT. All-Ireland cancer statistics 1994-96: a joint report on incidence and mortality for the island of Ireland. National Cancer Registry (Ireland), Cork and Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Belfast. 2001 March; 106 + Appendices (incl. Tables) 114.  ISBN 0-953-1072-4-8.
  • Gavin AT, Reid J, (eds), (Northern Ireland Cancer Registry). Cancer Incidence In Northern Ireland QUB 1993-95. Report to the DHSS NI and Ulster Cancer Foundation 1999 Feb;   ISBN 0-337-08468-8.

Northern Ireland Cancer Registry
Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences
Queen's University Belfast
Mulhouse Building
Grosvenor Road
Belfast
BT12 6BJ

Tel: +(44)28 9063 2573
Fax: +(44)28 9024 8017
Email: nicr@qub.ac.uk

For more information go to: www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/