Cancer remains a pressing health care challenge in Australia. Quality national data is critical in informing cancer control efforts.
Cancer Australia’s National Cancer Control Indicators (NCCI) website is a unique, dynamic national resource that brings together, for the first time, trusted national data to inform where our efforts can be best placed.
NCCI comprises a set of indicators across the continuum of cancer care, from Prevention and Screening through to Diagnosis, Treatment, Psychosocial care, Research and Outcomes. The indicators have been developed through an extensive engagement and consultation process.
NCCI forms a bridge between information and outcomes, enabling users to see interconnections and relationships across cancer control, and to monitor national trends and benchmark internationally.
Designed for policymakers, governments, cancer organisations, researchers, health professionals and consumers, the data on the website will enhance understanding, stimulate enquiry and inform future directions in cancer control, whether in research, policy or clinical care. It will also be a trustworthy, authoritative source of information for the broader community and people affected by cancer.
Through NCCI, users can choose the type and depth of information they require through interactive charts which provide a visual representation of each indicator.
Data presented on NCCI represents currently available data sourced and collated in a coordinated approach involving Australia’s key national cancer data custodians including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
NCCI provides national data for each cancer control indicator using the most current data available. It should be noted that there exists a large degree of variation in the availability and completeness of data for some cancer control domains, and for certain tumour types.
NCCI is designed to be updated as new data becomes available. Cancer Australia is working to improve the availability of national cancer data, and NCCI will showcase new data developments in national cancer control over time.
More information about the purpose of NCCI can be found at Data to Inform Cancer Control.
NCCI Data Sources
This diagram provides an overview of how NCCI brings together different sources of information across seven domains of the cancer control continuum. The diagram does not include data on stage and recurrence, or the Research and Psychosocial Care domains of the continuum. These sections of the website are in development.