Cancer Registry in Scotland
Cancer Registration is the collection, maintenance and management of data on every new diagnosis of cancer occurring in a population. In Scotland, approximately 55,000 cancer registrations are made annually. The Scottish Cancer Registry database holds over 1,500,000 records dating back to 1958, when the registry began.
Cancer registries are unique in being able to provide historical trend and population-based data to monitor changes in cancer incidence and survival over long periods of time. Cancer registries across the world share the same main objective: to deliver timely, comparable and high-quality cancer data.
The Scottish Cancer Registry contains information on all new cases of cancer including primary malignant neoplasms, carcinoma in situ, neoplasms of uncertain behaviour and benign brain and spinal cord tumours.
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