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National Registry of Childhood Tumours (NRCT)

Abstract

The National Registry of Childhood Tumours (NRCT) is the largest population-based childhood cancer registry in the world. The NRCT aims to collect reliable information on every child under 15 years of age who has been diagnosed with cancer while resident in Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales). The National Registry of Childhood Tumours (NRCT) is the largest population-based childhood cancer registry in the world. The NRCT aims to collect reliable information on every child under 15 years of age who has been diagnosed with cancer while resident in Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales) from 1962 onwards. Children with cancer from Northern Ireland have been included since 1993. In addition, The NRCT also includes a population-based series of childhood cancer deaths for 1953-61 (originally the Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers) and a series of children diagnosed before 1962 who survived at least three years.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Registrations, survival rates
Variables

Sex, age

Keywords
Diagnosis, tumour, malignant, benign tumour, births, deaths
Identifier Variables
ICCC Group
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Cancer
Data collecting organization (s)
Childhood Cancer Research Group (CCRG)
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate, Individual
Sample

By the end of 2007 it held data on approximately 80,000 children

Availability
Childhood Cancer Researcg Group
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
Registrations: http://www.ccrg.ox.ac.uk/datasets/registrations.htm Survival rates: http://www.ccrg.ox.ac.uk/datasets/survivalrates.htm
Contact
enquiries@ccrg.ox.ac.uk
Publications
Stiller CA, Allen MB and Eatock EM. Childhood Cancer in Britain: The National Registry of Childhood Tumours and Incidence Rates 1978-1987. Europe Journal of Cancer 1995; 31(12): 2028-2034