The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) is recognised as an innovative leader in the collection and provision of data for cancer control nationally and internationally. The VCR was established in 1939 as the first cancer registry in Australia with voluntary cancer notifications from major teaching hospitals in and around Melbourne.
We provide access to cancer data and statistics for improved cancer control.
Learn more about the Victorian Cancer Registry
Between 1986 and 2015, five-year survival rates increased from 48% to 68%. See data on how cancer impacts our communities and the trends we are looking out for.
When information is needed we support researchers with access to our data.
VCR provides a large and valuable research dataset, published in a timely manner.
E-Path aims to improve the accuracy, and timeliness of cancer reporting in Victoria.
The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) values your feedback and welcomes all questions. Call us on +61 3 9514 6200 or email us.
P: +61 3 9514 6100
F: +61 3 9514 6800
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