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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.

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Detailed Statistics

Statistics on incidence, survival, treatment and routes to diagnosis for small groups of cancer patients produced by the Get Data Out team.

Urgent suspected cancer referrals conversion and detection rates


Numbers of people diagnosed with cancer (with crude and age adjusted rates).


Numbers of deaths from cancer (with crude and age adjusted rates).


Net survival for cancer


Numbers of people living with a cancer diagnosis

Routes to Diagnosis

Proportions of people diagnosed with cancer via different routes.

Stage at Diagnosis

Percentage of cancers diagnosed at an early stage in England each quarter.


Numbers of people treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.


Radiotherapy activity in hospitals in England.

Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT)

Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) activity in hospitals in England.

Diagnostic Intervals

Statistics on the length of the Secondary Care Diagnostic Interval (SCDI).

Median Pathway

Analysis by patient demographics, stage at diagnosis, route to diagnosis, and geography.

Emergency Presentations of Cancer

Estimated proportion of all malignant cancers where patients first presented as an emergency.

CAS Explorer

Tool showing the completeness of the cancer registration data registered by NCRAS.

More Info

For more cancer statistics from NCRAS please visit our legacy website, and read our ‘Cancer Statistics: availability and location’ guide.

For more information about cancer registration, how data is used and how to opt out, please read:

  • Cancer Registration Patient Information Leaflet
  • The National Disease Registration Service website
  • The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) webpage

  • 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.