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South Australian Cancer Registry

The South Australian Cancer Registry operates within Wellbeing SA’s Epidemiology Branch and supports surveillance of trends in cancer incidence, mortality and survival within South Australia, as well as insight into affected populations and risk factors for cancer.

This database helps to inform cancer service planning and health policy, as well supports evaluation of prevention activities and local screening services such as the Cervix Screening Program and BreastScreen SA.

The South Australian Cancer Registry has been collecting data about cancer since 1977. This continuous monitoring provides a rich database to support identification of changes in cancer incidence patterns over time, and allows for prompt response to public concerns about clusters of cancer or regional evaluations when required.

Through the use of agreed standards, this registry allows for comparison to national and international cancer data and contributes to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Australian Cancer Database and to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.

The South Australian Clinical Cancer Registry also operates within South Australia, complimenting the data collected by the South Australian Cancer Registry. The clinical cancer registry consists of four hospital based clinical cancer registries and supports the collection of detailed data from clinicians across the state such as cancer stage, grade and treatment course.

More information

For more information about the South Australian Cancer Registry please contact the team via email:

For all data requests, please visit the data requests and ethics application page

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