Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (459)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

459. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the extent to which his Department monitors the incidence of various forms of cancer throughout the regions in conjunction with the National Cancer Registry Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5657/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI) is charged with collecting and classifying information on all cancer cases that occur in Ireland.

The NCRI produces annual reports covering cancer incidence, mortality, treatment and survival. Each year approximately four further reports are produced focusing on specific cancer issues. An example is the NCRI Report on 'Cancer care and survival in relation to centralisation of Irish cancer services', which was published on Tuesday 29th January.

Overall, NCRI data is used widely in the development of cancer services, service planning and in monitoring progress being made under the National Cancer Strategy.