||The WA Cancer Registry is a database of all the instances of cancer in Western Australia, which are reported by all oncologists and pathologists to the Department of Health. The Registry was established by the Health (Notification of Cancer) Regulations 1981 and data collection and usage is now covered by the Health (Western Australian Cancer Register) Regulations 2011. The Registry is part of the Statutory and Non Admitted Data Collection Branch within the Data Integrity Directorate of the Western Australian Department of Health.
The WA Cancer Registry provides population-based statistics about cancer incidence, mortality, and case fatality (survival) for the residents of South Australia. The WA Cancer Registry collects a minimum data set for each cancer case, including such elements as place of residence, sex, date of birth, date of diagnosis, cancer site and morphology, means of diagnosis, whether there were multiple primary sites of cancer, race, country of birth, and date, place and cause of death, where applicable.
Primary sources of information include pathology laboratories, hospitals, radiotherapy departments, the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) and other supplementary sources such as clinician