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Access to data & Office for Data Release

Accessing cancer registration and other datasets.

2018 registration statistics

Preliminary 2018 Cancer incidence numbers and rates published PHE.


Public Health England

NCRAS is part of Public Health England (PHE), which exists to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, as well as reduce health inequalities. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

 use MY data

The use MY data website has information on the benefits of using patient data.


The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service

Updated Spring 2019

In 2016 the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) and National Disease Registration (NDR) merged to form the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS). NCRAS works to drive improvements in standards of cancer care and clinical outcomes by improving and using the information collected about cancer patients for analysis, publication and research.

30 years of cancer intelligence - a look back on the history.

Find out more about NCRAS.

Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes - A strategy for England - Executive summary and  Report


Incidencemortalitystage data (excl.'other' site) for 2017, comparisons made to 2016. Emergency presentations for 2016 compared to 2015. Survival data for 2013-2017 followed up to 2018, compared to 2012-2016.

Most recent publications

The following is a list of the most recent publications produced by NCRAS

Most recent



Releases of data and projects to help manage and understand the impact on cancer and non-cancer care and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic are available here.

Cancer Statistics: availability and location - March 2020

For an overview about the cancer statistics NCRAS publishes, including information on the latest statistics that are publicly available and where to find them, please use this document

Secondary Care Diagnostic Interval

NCRAS in partnership with CRUK published statistics on the length of Secondary Care Diagnostic Interval – the time between a patient's first event with secondary care and their diagnosis date - which can be explored in a tool here

2017 Stage data

Updated stage breakdowns for 2012 to 2017 by CCG and cancer site are now available.

Be Clear on Cancer evaluations

A large number of evaluation reports have been published examining the effectiveness of the Be Clear on Cancer campaigns - including looking at emergency presentations, Two Week Waits and diagnostic imaging amongst other measures.

Cancer survival

NCRAS and ONS recently published survival statistics for cancer patients diagnosed between 2013 and 2017, followed up to 2018. 

Radiotherapy delivery

Radiotherapy activity for hospitals in England can be explored in the tool here. Information is available on episodes and attendances for different disease treatments and treatments using intensity modulated radiotherapy.

Routes to Diagnosis 2006-2017: over a decade of data

Early results for Routes to Diagnosis have been updated to cover 2017, with the full publication up to 2015 being available with an accompanying interactive display. The project now covers over 10 years' worth of data, helping to contribute valuable information to the cancer landscape. Differences in cancer incidence by route comparing 2006 and 2015 can be seen below: