1 and 5 year survival index for all cancers combined, and 3 common cancers combined, for adults diagnosed from 1998 to 2013.



The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

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Pre-release access list for Cancer survival for Clinical Commissioning Groups, England: 2014

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health (DH), 24 hours
Special Adviser to Secretary of State for Health, DH, 24 hours
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health - (PS)PH, DH, 24 hours
Senior Private Secretary to PS(PH), DH, 24 hours
Branch Head, Public Health Cancer, DH, 24 hours
Chief Executive, NHS England, 24 hours
Chair and Chief Executive’s Office, NHS England, 24 hours
National Director for Cancer, NHS England, 24 hours
Briefing official, DH, 24 hours
Statistical briefing officer, DH, 24 hours
Press Officer, DH, 24 hours
Senior Press Officer, DH, 24 hours
Media Relations Manager, NHS England, 24 hours
National Director for Disease Registration , Public Health England, 24 hours