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ABOUT

What is CSA

Cancer in Saudi Arabia (CSA) is an interactive website that uses the statistical data of cancer incidence in Saudi Arabia that have been documented in 15 different Saudi Cancer Incidence Reports (SCIRs) from 1999 until 2014. CSA gathers, compares, summarizes and visualizes these data providing an instant and comprehensive picture of cancer incidence in Saudi Arabia for 16 years.

What is SCIR

Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) is an annual report that is authored and published by the Saudi Cancer Registry – Saudi Health Council in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Currently, there are 15 SCIRs available:

1- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 1999-2000
2- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2001
3- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2002
4- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2003
5- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2004
6- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2005
7- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2006
8- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2007
9- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2008
10- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2009
11- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2010
12- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2011
13- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2012
14- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2013
15- Saudi Cancer Incidence Report (SCIR) 2014

Importance of CSA

Using the SCIRs to study statistical data of cancer incidence for different years can be time-consuming and inconvenient to some degree. CSA, on the other hand, utilizes the health-informatics approach to extract, analyze, visualize and bring together statistical data of cancer incidence from different SCIRs in “one click”.

Targeted Users

CSA is an easy-to-use and time-effective tool to explore cancer statistics in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, CSA is useful for people working in healthcare sectors, research centers and universities.

Extracted data from SCIRs

Data processing and visualization that CSA conducts is based on the original data that were extracted from SCIRs. Here are the title of the original data that were utilized: 
1- Age-Specific Incidence (AIR) for Cancer in Saudi Arabia.
2- Morphological/Histology Distribution of Cancer in Saudi Arabia.
3- Stage Distribution of Cancer in Saudi Arabia.
4- ASR Regional Distribution of Cancer in Saudi Arabia.
5- Comparison of ASR for Cancer in Saudi Arabia with ASR in Selected Countries.
6- Cancer Incidence Cases Among Saudi by Age Group (per 100,000).