Thames Cancer Registry (TCR) has become part of Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health.
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The Thames Cancer Registry (TCR) is one of eleven population-based cancer registries in the United Kingdom and a member of the United Kingdom Association of Cancer Registries (UKACR).
Cancer registries are the only source of reliable, population-based information on cancer, and they provide a high quality cancer intelligence service. Registries play an essential role in the improvement of health and healthcare through the implementation and monitoring of national cancer policy - the Cancer Reform Strategy and Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer.
Thames Cancer Registry collects, processes, analyses and disseminates data on newly diagnosed cancer in residents of London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Covering a population of 12 million, with 2.7 million cancer registration records, TCR is one of the largest cancer registries in Europe. It holds records dating back to 1960 and information about cancer incidence, prevalence, survival and mortality spanning five decades.
Thames Cancer Registry is a member of the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN), and is the national lead registry for lung cancer and for upper gastrointestinal cancers (that is, cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, bile duct or pancreas).
On behalf of the NCIN, TCR also leads on the development and maintenance of the National Cancer Data Repository, in partnership with the Northern and Yorkshire Cancer Registry and Information Service.
Thames Cancer Registry is a Department in the Division of Cancer Studies at King's College London. The Registry is an active partner within the Integrated Cancer Centre of King’s Health Partners, an Academic Health Sciences Centre spanning Guy’s and St Thomas’, and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts and King’s College London.