Welcome to CancerData
The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) collects, quality assures and analyses data on all people living in England who are diagnosed with cancer. It is part of the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) in Public Health England (PHE).
NCRAS receives data from across the NHS to create a population-based cancer registry for England. It provides near real-time, cost-effective and comprehensive data collection and quality assurance over the entire cancer pathway.
All cases of cancer diagnosed and treated in the NHS in England are registered by NCRAS. This creates a clinically rich data resource that is used to measure diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients diagnosed with cancer. The data held by NCRAS supports service provision and commissioning in the NHS, clinical audits, and public health and epidemiological research, all of which contribute to improved outcomes for those diagnosed with cancer.
For more information about cancer registration, how data is used and how to opt out, please read:
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 Social Care, and a distinct organisation with operational autonomy. PHE provides government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific expertise and support.
Data for these publications are based on patient-level information collected by the NHS, as part of the care and support of cancer patients. The data is collated, maintained and quality assured by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, which is part of Public Health England (PHE).
We acknowledge the support of Health Data Insight in developing and hosting the interactive graphs and charts.