Cancer Survival in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Cancer Registry is responsible for collecting, collating and reporting all new cases of cancer and deaths from cancer in Tasmanian residents. By law, cancer registration is required in all Australian states and territories to assist state and national efforts to understand the causes of cancer, to plan health services and to assist prevention efforts. The Tasmanian Cancer Registry is operated by the Menzies Research Institute under a service agreement with the State Department of Health and Human Services. As well as producing annual cancer statistics reports, the registry produces occasional reports featuring specific cancer types or trends over time. In this project, the registry is investigating trends in cancer survival in Tasmania for the most common cancer types over a 25 year period. Results show survival has improved for cancers such as breast and colorectal cancer but survival remains poor for cancers such as lung cancer.

This project is a participant based study

Research Groups

Related Diseases


Team Leaders

Team Members

  • Mr Petr Otahal (Biostatistician/Genetic Statistician)

Internal Collaborators