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Release: A Cancer Survival Index for Clinical Commissioning Groups, Adults Diagnosed 1996-2011 and Followed up to 2012

Released: 10 December 2013


Neil Bannister

Life Events and Population Sources Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455704

Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Conditions and Diseases, Cancer, Cancer Survival

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England

Geographical breakdown: Other

  • The one-year net cancer survival index for England increased from 59.2% for patients diagnosed in 1996 to 68.2% in 2011

  • Geographic inequalities in the one-year survival index are persistent: a clear North-South gradient existed in 1996, although this was less marked in 2011

  • The pattern of a gradual increase in the one-year survival index with persistent geographic inequalities is similar for middle-aged (55 – 64 years) and elderly (75 – 99 years) patients

  • In 2011, the one-year survival index remained on average 20% lower in elderly than in middle-aged patients

  • Geographic inequalities in the one-year survival index in London are only slightly narrower than those observed for the whole of England

This statistical bulletin presents a cancer survival index for all cancers combined, and for breast, colorectal and lung cancers combined. A one-year survival index is presented for Clinical Commissioning Groups in England, and a five-year index for Local Area Teams.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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