The ACD contains data about all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia since 1 January 1982, excluding basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin.
Cancer is a notifiable disease in all Australian states and territories. The relevant legislation requires certain individuals and organisations to notify all new cases of cancer to the jurisdiction's central cancer registry. These registries supply data annually to the AIHW, which cleans and standardises the data, notifies the registries of inter-state duplicates and produces the Australian Cancer Database.
from 1 January 1982 to 2015 for all states and territories except NSW for which temporal coverage is up to 2014
National and state
The Australian Cancer Database (ACD) is a data collection of all primary, malignant cancers diagnosed in Australia since 1/1/1982.
The following exclusions apply to the ACD:
Data on myelodysplastic syndromes and some myeloproliferative cancers are complete from 2003 only.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Australian Cancer Database 2011 DQS
External links and information
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