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 NHS Digital (NHSD).
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 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:
The National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) is part of NHS Digital (NHSD). Its purpose is to collect high-quality, timely data on cancer, rare diseases and congenital anomalies to monitor changes in the health of the population. Improving lives with data and technology – NHS Digital support NHS staff at work, help people get the best care, and use the nation's health data to drive research and transform services.
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 NHS Digital (NHSD).
We acknowledge the support of Health Data Insight in developing and hosting the interactive graphs and charts.