Cancer Information Tools

Free tools | Tools for authorised users | Tools from other organisations

Public tools

These tools provide a range of knowledge and information for public users with a particular interest in cancer or cancer services. They are open access (no password required) and each tool provides instructions on its use and details of the data included.

Cancer e-Atlas

The Cancer e-Atlas provides a summary of data on incidence, mortality and survival and is available for  the public, health care professionals, commissioners and health service managers.  The e-atlas is under review and will be updated in 2015.

GP Practice Profiles

The GP Practice Profiles bring together a range of outcomes and process information relevant to cancer in primary care. They provide readily available and comparative information for benchmarking and reviewing variations at a general practice level. GP Practice Profiles will be updated in January/ February 2015 and will be  available via the Cancer Commissioning Toolkit.

Cancer Mortality Profiles

The mortality profiles are interactive spreadsheets showing trends in cancer mortality rates in England for under 75 year olds by different levels of geography. This tool has been developed to support the monitoring, commissioning and planning of local cancer services. The mortality profiles will be reviewed during 2015.

Gynaecological cancer profiles

Trent Cancer Registry has developed a set of indicators to help identify and understand variations in gynaecological cancer across England. These indicators include incidence and mortality rates for the main gynaecological cancers, survival, and influencing factors, such as deprivation, smoking prevalence and obesity. Cervical screening coverage indicators are also available.

Prevalence e-Atlas

The Prevalence e-Atlas is an interactive tool which uses maps, charts and data tables to display cancer prevalence data by cancer network for the UK. The data displayed are those published in the NCIN report One, Five and Ten-year Cancer Prevalence.

Tools for authorised users

Cancer Commissioning Toolkit

The Cancer Commissioning Toolkit (CCT) is developed by NCIN to support NHS Commissioners and Providers with cancer intelligence.  The data covers the patient pathway and is used to identify patterns of care which can contribute to saving lives, give commissioners options regarding service delivery and shares information to support the patient experience. The  CCT is available for public (potentially identifiable data restricted in the public version) and NHS registered users.

Cancer Analysis System (Cascade)

 From 1 April 2014, please use to access Cascade, the UKCIS replacement.  This is only accessible on the N3 (NHS)  network.

Tools from other organisations

Health Profiles

Health Profiles is the Department of Health's programme to improve availability and accessibility to heath and health-related information in England. They give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually and will be reviewed in 2015.