CPRD Aurum Cancer Registration August 2021

Release date

Citation: Clinical Practice Research Datalink. (2021). CPRD Aurum Cancer Registration August 2021 (Version 2021.08.001) [Data set]. Clinical Practice Research Datalink. https://doi.org/10.48329/5SM7-3209


Cancer data contain data provided by Public Health England (PHE) via the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS). Linked NCRAS CPRD datasets include Cancer Registration data which contains a record for each registrable tumour diagnosed or treated in England, of which the NCRAS has been notified. Cancers are coded using the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, revision 3, 2011. They are also back mapped to the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases version 10.NCRAS data are subject to additional data governance requirements and any researcher proposing to use these data should discuss their NCRAS requirements with CPRD’s Observational Research team prior to protocol submission.

Requests for NCRAS Cancer Registration data access are subject to prior protocol approval. Further information is available at  https://www.cprd.com/linked-data.

Coverage for cancer registrations from January 1990 to December 2018.


Number of CPRD patients matched to a single cancer identifier = 3,255,865


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