Major resections reports
Major resections by routes to diagnosis (2006 to 2010; England)
This report presents major resection rates - the proportion of patients who have had surgery to remove a cancer between 2006 and 2010 - by Route to Diagnosis and by sex in England, for a wide range of cancers. It has been produced by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) in partnership with Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
The NCIN’s Routes to Diagnosis study (Elliss-Brookes et al., 2012) has been instrumental in showing the proportion of patients that present through different routes. This new analysis combines these data with major resections, to investigate the surgical treatment of patients and examine the variation in this key cancer treatment depending on their route to diagnosis.
The report covers analyses of data for 20 different cancer sites and enriches our understanding of the issues associated with access to potentially curative surgery and will hopefully inform efforts to improve referral practices and access to specialist care.
Major resections by routes to diagnosis (2006 to 2010;England) report
Major resections by routes to diagnosis (2006 to 2010;England) workbook
Major resections by cancer site, in England; 2006 to 2010
This short report, produced in partnership with Cancer Research UK, examines the variations in major resection, in England, broken down by sex and age-groups.
Cancer survival in the UK is lower than in many comparable countries. This difference may be caused by a number of factors including later diagnosis and less access to optimal treatment. Although surgery can be used in combination with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, experts believe that it is responsible for around half of the cases where cancer is cured, making it the most effective form of treatment.
This report examines the variation in this key cancer treatment: it presents major surgical resections for 21 sites by sex and age-groups, using the most recently available data in England. It builds on prior reports and has been expanded to include a wider range of cancer sites. It should, though, be noted that the percentages are not comparable with the previous major resections report as a different methodology was used.
Data has been reviewed and the files on this page were amended as per June 2015.
Major resections by cancer site, in England; 2006 to 2010 short report (Version 2.0 - reissued June 2015)
Major resections by cancer site, in England; 2006 to 2010 workbook (Version 2.0 - reissued June 2015)
The workbook contains the underlying data by age for males, females and persons, including a glossary of statistical terms, as well as the lists of cancer site and major resection procedures codes.