The collection of internationally consistent information on childhood cancer stage by population-based cancer registries is essential for epidemiologic analysis, international benchmarking and meaningful comparisons of childhood cancer incidence and outcomes. The Australian Childhood Cancer Registry has had a leading role in the development and testing of rules for the collection of childhood cancer stage by cancer registries.
This work was supported through a national initiative by Cancer Australia as part of an approach to improving national cancer data on stage, treatment and recurrence. Information on the distribution of cancer stage and survival by stage at diagnosis for childhood cancers has been published online by Cancer Australia as part of the National Cancer Control Indicators (available at the links below).
Distribution of childhood cancer stage - https://ncci.canceraustralia.gov.au/diagnosis/stage-diagnosis/distribution-childhood-cancer-stage
Five-year observed survival by stage at diagnosis for childhood cancers - https://ncci.canceraustralia.gov.au/outcomes/survival-stage-diagnosis-childhood-cancers/five-year-relative-survival-stage-diagnosis
Referencing the website
You are welcome to use the information contained in this website, provided the source is appropriately acknowledged. A suggested citation is:
Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, Cancer Council Queensland. Australian Childhood Cancer Statistics Online (1983-2020). CCQ: Brisbane, Australia; August 2023.