Government of New Brunswick

Epidemiology is the study of how a disease is distributed in populations. It also involves factors that influence or determine its distribution.

Since 1952, the surveillance of cancer in New Brunswick has been monitored through the systematic collection of patient and tumour-specific information at the NB Provincial Cancer Registry. The NB Provincial Cancer Registry is under the responsibility of NBCN.

Data collected is shared with the Canadian Cancer Registry and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.