National Cancer Registry

Acting Head: Dr Elvira Sigh

The National Cancer Registry (NCR), which was first established in 1986, plays a vital role in maintaining and developing national and international awareness of the enormous and growing problem of cancer in the South African population.

The NCR falls under the executive management of the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH). The NCR is a surveillance unit whose major function is to collate and analyse newly diagnosed cancer cases and report annual cancer incidence rates. The NCR is a pathology-based cancer registry whose source of data is public and private histopathology, cytology and haematology laboratories nationwide.

Go to the NCR website