Cancer data and statistics — primary care

Primary health care utilise data and statistics to inform all levels of system planning and quality improvement activities.

This includes understanding the needs of patients and providers across the spectrum of cancer control including cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

Furthermore, data and statistics are important towards addressing health inequity and service gaps that may impact the experiences of people affected by cancer, health care providers and clinicians.  

Cancer Institute NSW collects and manages a significant amount of data about cancer incidence and mortality, outcomes, screening trends, risk factors and clinical trial participation.

Helpful resources

Explore cancer data and statistics resources

Our cancer statistics NSW interactive module provides NSW statistics for cancer incidence, mortality, survival, screening and clinical trials. 

RBCO is a program that supports continuous improvement in cancer control in NSW. 

Through analysis of cancer data and engagement with the cancer health system, it helps all levels of the health system understand variation in cancer control and identify opportunities to improve cancer services and patient outcomes.