Data Sources

Learn more about the data sources that were used to create the Canadian Cancer Resource Planning tool.

New cancer cases (incidence)

Data Source Statistics Canada, Canadian Cancer Registry
Year All jurisdictions except Quebec: 2015-2017
Quebec: 2008-2010
Cancer Definition(using International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-O-3)) All cancers: all invasive cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer but including in situ bladder cancer
Lung cancer: C34.0-C34.9 (lung and bronchus)
Gynecological cancers: C53.0-C53.9 (cervix uteri), C54.0-C54.9 (corpus uteri), C55.9 (uterus, not otherwise specified) and C56.9 (ovary)

Note: Data were randomly rounded to a neighbouring multiple of 5 to meet the confidentiality requirement of the Statistics Act

Cancer deaths (mortality)

Source Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database
Year All Cancers: 2018 (except Yukon: 2016)
Lung Cancer: 2014-2018 (except Yukon: 2012-2016)
Gynecological Cancers: 2000-2018 (except Yukon: 2000-2016)
Cancer Definition (using International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-O-3)) All cancers: C00 to D48
Lung Cancer: C34
Gynecological cancers: C51 and C58
Note: Data were randomly rounded to a neighbouring multiple of 5 to meet the confidentiality requirement of the Statistics Act


5-year prevalence

Source Statistics Canada, Canadian Cancer Registry linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database and death information from the T1 Personal Master File
Year All jurisdictions except Quebec: number of primary malignant neoplasms diagnosed between January 1st, 2010 and December 31st, 2014, among people who were still alive on January 1st, 2015.
Quebec: number of primary malignant neoplasms diagnosed between January 1st, 2006 and December 31st, 2010 (Table 1a) among people who were still alive on January 1st, 2011.
Cancer Definition
(using International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-O-3))
All cancers: all invasive cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer but including in situ bladder cancer
Lung cancer: C34.0-C34.9 (lung and bronchus)
Gynecological cancers: C53.0-C53.9 (cervix uteri), C54.0-C54.9 (corpus uteri), C55.9 (uterus, not otherwise specified) and C56.9 (ovary)
Note: Data were randomly rounded to a neighbouring multiple of 5 to meet the confidentiality requirement of the Statistics Act.


Human Resources

Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Thoracic Surgeons, Hematologist Oncologist, Anatomical Pathologist and/or General Pathologists, Hematological Pathologist, Neuropathologist Data source: College of Physicians and Surgeons Year: 2018 (refer to note section for more details)
Gynecological Oncologist Data source: Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada
Year: 2019 (refer to note section for more details)

Note:
Data includes:
·      College registered and actively practising physicians only
·      Physicians with in-province addresses only
·      Physicians with clearly identified specialties only
·      All licenses (including foreign licenses, if applicable)
·      Physicians marked as “conditional”, “Indicates a concern” and “additional information”
·      Quebec includes physicians “effectifs en place” only
Data excludes:
·       Physicians in postgraduate education, except those clearly identified as fellows
·       Paediatric Physicians if identified
·       Physicians clearly identified as “Administration only”
·       Physicians without primary practice address