Australian Childhood Cancer Statistics Online provides recent incidence, survival and mortality data by sex and age group for the most common cancers among children in Australia. Information on changes in these measures over time are also presented.
Data are sourced from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry (ACCR), funded and managed by Cancer Council Queensland. For the past three decades, the ACCR has provided complete, population-wide information on childhood cancer in Australia for researchers, clinicians and families. It is one of only a few national databanks for childhood cancer in the world.
The ACCR is a national resource and operates in collaboration with the Australasian Association of Cancer Registries, all Australian State and Territory population cancer registries, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and paediatric oncology treating hospitals. Information held by the ACCR includes details of all children diagnosed with cancer in Australia aged under 15 years. Detailed and verified data are currently available for the period 1983-2014.
The purposes of the ACCR are to:
- facilitate epidemiologic and clinical research into this rare but significant disease;
- produce and disseminate statistical information about childhood cancer in Australia;
- facilitate national and international collaborative research to improve outcomes of childhood cancer in Australia.
A detailed description of the data sources and methods used are available here.
The data used to produce the graphs can be viewed by right-clicking anywhere in the graph and then selecting “Show Data”.
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