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About Local Cancer Intelligence and understanding England’s cancer population

People living with cancer have different needs, which are changing and becoming more complex. We know we have an ageing population, more people being diagnosed with cancer, and improved survival rates, which all mean the situation in England is constantly changing.

Local Cancer Intelligence helps you understand the changing cancer population within your Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in England. It also shows how this compares within Cancer Alliances for some of the data sets available on the tool.

We hope it will help you understand the cancer experiences in your local area and allow you to make informed decisions

We have shown the changing cancer picture by giving you headline information on numbers, needs and experiences. This includes:

  • prevalence
  • incidence
  • mortality. 

About Macmillan in England

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life.
From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who'll listen if you just want to talk, we're here.

Collaboration partners

The data for this tool has been collated in collaboration with NCRAS (National Cancer Registry and Analysis Service), and Public Health England (PHE).

Read about recent work and further information on the partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and NCRAS.

Additional Macmillan sources

Rich Pictures

Macmillan has created a series of 20 rich pictures on the different groups within the two and a half million people living with cancer. They each summarise the numbers, needs and experiences of these different groups of people.

Cancer Alliances

For further information on Cancer Alliances, read Macmillan’s report (2015), ‘Cancer Alliances: A Crucial First Step’.

Other sources

More detail on cancer statistics can be found on the PHE and NHS Cancer Data Dashboard.