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.

NICR publications are available at

Peer reviewed publications broken down by year are available at

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

Tel: +(44)28 9063 2573
Fax: +(44)28 9024 8017

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