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Cancer Statistics

Brain and Central Nervous System

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Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer

Data analyses and reports

Below are the most recently updated data. Please note:

  • Within each page some files are quite large and may take a few minutes to download.
  • You may need to use the drop-down menus within the spreadsheets to define your selections of 'Area of Residence', 'Sex', and 'Cancer site/type' to find the data that you require.

Malignant brain cancer: ICD-10 C71

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [2633KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [354KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [1132KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [206KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [56KB]

Malignant brain and CNS cancer: ICD-10 C70-C72, C75.1-C75.3

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [2633KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [354KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [1132KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [206KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [47KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [56KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [48KB] of cancer by age and sex

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Non-malignant brain and CNS tumours: ICD-10 D18.0, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5

Benign neoplasms and neoplasms of uncertain behaviour of brain and CNS, collected by the Scottish Cancer Registry from 1/1/2000 onwards.

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [2633KB] (2000 onwards) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [354KB] by age, sex, network and health board

All primary brain cancer and CNS tumours (malignant and non malignant): ICD-10 C70-C72, C75.1-C75.3, D18.0, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [2633KB] (2000 onwards) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [354KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Summary statistics for brain and CNS cancer

Scotland Males Females Persons
Rank - incidence (2015) 15 19 18
Rank - mortality (2015) 10 12 12
Percentage frequency of all cancers - incidence (2015) 1.6% 1.1% 1.3%
Percentage frequency of all cancers - mortality (2015) 2.9% 2.2% 2.6%
Number of new cases diagnosed in 2015 236 185 421
Number of deaths recorded in 2015 241 169 410
Change in incidence from 2005 to 2015 -1.4% +7.9% +2.2%
Change in mortality from 2005 to 2015 -1.9% +11.7% +3.1%
1 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 41.2% 39.5% 40.5%
5 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 15.1% 15.8% 15.4%

Notes:
1. Survival figures are not age standardised.
2. Change in incidence and mortality is estimated by Poisson regression.

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