In Association with The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Here at the Northern Yorkshire Cancer Registry and Information Service, we analyze the effects of cancer on local populations in the North of England to compile information that we use to advise local health authorities on how best to use their allocated resources to help cancer sufferers and reduce cancer rates in their areas. We work in partnership with and under the authority of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; the body which ordered the establishment of this centralised initiative in 1998 as a replacement for two separate, smaller cancer registries in the North of England at the time.
The Northern and Yorkshire Cancer Registry and Information Service (NYCRIS) is responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of cancer data for the whole of the Northern and Yorkshire region. NYCRIS is funded through a service agreement to which all the Health Authorities in the region contribute. Its main priority has been to ensure a uniform process for registering cancers region-wide, which will deliver timely, comparable, high-quality data. Data are collected, stored and released according to all the current requirements relating to data security and confidentiality. NYCRIS adheres to protocols approved by a formal Advisory Group.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from or has been effected by cancer, there are people you can call. Macmillan Caner Support are an excellent place to start: 0808 808 00 00. If you're a woman concerned that you might be susceptible to breast cancer, you should call the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline: 020 7482 3880. For people suffering from leukaemia and other blood and lymphatic cancers, the Leukaemia Care Hotline will provide extremely useful advice: 08088 010 444. If you're interested in a career helping local authorities protect populations against cancer and other serious health conditions, you can find the appropriate training courses at this website.