The National Cancer Registration Service – Eastern Office

The National Cancer Registration Service (NCRS), Eastern Office registers all malignant tumours and some pre-cancerous lesions occurring in people resident in the East of England at the time of diagnosis. The Eastern Office is also the National Brain Tumour Registry for England. The NCRS Eastern Office is part of Public Health England.

The Eastern Office’s primary role is to collect, process, store and analyse all malignant tumours and some pre-cancerous and non-malignant (benign Brain and CNS tumours only) cancers newly diagnosed in the East of England. They currently hold approximately 1 million records on our database, with some records going back to 1971.

Patient identifiable data (or PID) data is never released from the registry without appropriate ethical approval and the registry will never contact individual patients or their relatives. Details of about the benefits of cancer registration are available on the UK Association of Cancer Registries website.

The cancer registries throughout the UK are in a unique position in being able to provide high quality and timely information about cancer. Some trend data can date back 20 or more years. Some of the important uses of cancer registration information include:

  • Contributing to important research projects and programmes both throughout the UK and internationally.
  • Providing information on cancer incidence, survival and mortality over time.
  • Monitoring trends in cancer.
  • Supporting national initiatives in cancer such and the NHS Cancer Plan and the Cancer Reform Strategy.
  • Auditing activities and outcomes.

NCRS services are fully supported by Asckey’s N3 hosting provision.