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Abstract
The Thames Cancer Registry (TCR) is one of 12 population-based registries in the United Kingdom and covers the residential population of London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The registry collects information about new cases of cancer and produces statistics about incidence, prevalence, survival and mortality. TCR is one of the largest population based cancer registries in Europe and a unique data resource for research, dating back to 1960.
Main Topics/Subject Category
The registry collects information about new cases of cancer and produces statistics about incidence, prevalence, survival and mortality
Variables
Number of cases by type of cancer, crude rate by type of cancer, incidence, prevalence, survival and mortality by types of cancers
Keywords
Thames Cancer Registry, cancer registration, cancer, incidence, cancer statistics, mortality, survival, prevalence, head & neck cancer, oesophagus cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, cancer of the rectum, pancreas, lung cancer, melanoma of skin, breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterus, ovary, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, malignant
Identifier Variables
SHA, PCT, cancer network. Ad hoc requests for data can be made were one can specify which identifier variable is of interest and data will be provided with those identifier variables.
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Cancer
Data collecting organization (s)
Thames Cancer Registry
Data Type
Condition specific
National/Regional
Regional
Coverage (date of field work)
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample
All new cases of cancer in London, surrey, Essex and Kent.
Availability
Thames Cancer Registry
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
2000 - 2004 data available from http://www.thames-cancer-reg.org.uk/default.htm More up to data data available from http://www.thames-cancer-reg.org.uk/reports/seeng_0209.htm
Contact
Tel: +44(0)2073787688, tcrinformation@kcl.ac.uk
Publications
Orme SM, et al. Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Acromegaly: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 1998; 83(8): 2730-2734