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Cancer Registration Statistics, England 2019

National statistics

National Statistics

Policy context

Users of cancer registration statistics include government organisations, health policy-makers, cancer charities, academics and researchers, cancer registries, the general public and the media.

Cancer registration statistics are used to:

  • measure the occurrence of cancer within the population of England; used alongside cancer prevalence, mortality and survival, policy-makers can determine the overall burden of cancer, which can inform cancer policies and programmes
  • inform cancer research
  • feed into cancer information such as leaflets, web pages and campaigns to raise cancer awareness
  • produce National Statistics on cancer survival (in conjunction with mortality data), which is used to support policy on prevention and treatment; as well as to monitor a number of cancer performance indicators
  • brief Government Ministers and respond to Parliamentary questions
  • provide bespoke, aggregated tables in response to customer enquiries.



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