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Using data from English cancer registries and the Office for National Statistics (ONS), cancer statistics (incidence and mortality) are shown for Local Authorities and Cancer Networks. It aims to provide the public, health care professionals, commissioners and health service managers with basic information on incidence and mortality for the main types of cancers in men and women.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Different types of cancer, mortality, incidence and survival

Incidence and mortality of different types of cancers

All malignant neoplasms, bladder cancer, brain, breast, cervix, colorectal cancer, kidney, leukemia, lung cancer, melanoma, non-hodgkins lymphoma, oesophagus, ovary, pancreas, prostate, stomach cancer, uterus
Identifier Variables
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Data Available
Risk behaviours
Data collecting organization (s)
Office for National Statistics and English cancer registries
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Unit of Analysis

Cancer patients. Sample size depends on LA year of interest. For example, Barking & Dagenham LA had an annual count (incidence : All malignant neoplasms (exc non-melanoma)) of 646.7 between 2003-2005, while Bromley LA had 1316 in that same period.

National Cancer Intelligence Network
Conditions of Access
Free access
Travis K. Prevention, Survivorship Highlighted in England’s Cancer Plan Update. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2008; 100(7): 454-455