In recognition of the need for a more coordinated and multisectoral response to the growing cancer burden in kenya, the national assembly enacted the cancer prevention and control act (no. 15 of 2012) which established the National Cancer Institute of Kenya (NCI Kenya) as a state corporation. The overall mandate of the nci kenya is to coordinate all activities, resources and information related to cancer prevention and control in Kenya. NCI-kenya recognizes that prioritizing and implementing cancer related interventions requires effective engagement and collaboration among all relevant stakeholders. Therefore, a stakeholder’s convention focused on cancer will take place from 2nd to 4th February 2023, culminating with the commemoration of world cancer day. This convention christened "The National Cancer Summit" is envisioned to bring together all stakeholders to discourse on identified areas of interest and to drive collective & impactful actions. Register for the summit

The National Cancer Institute of Kenya (NCI Kenya) has a mandate to establish and maintain the National Cancer Registry as provided in the Cancer Prevention and Control Act, No 15 of 2012. The Act obligates all cancer care providers to notify the institute on ALL newly diagnosed cancer patients within 60 days of diagnosis.

In line with national efforts aimed at achieving prevention and control of cancer through effective data collection and analysis, the Institute together with other partners developed the national cancer notification tool to be used for data abstraction for the purpose of notification from Facility level to National level

About NaCaRe-KE

The National Cancer Registry System of Kenya, dubbed “NaCaRe-KE”, was birthed through the efforts of the institute and partners aimed at digitizing the existing paper-based notification process. The NaCaRe-Ke system users include Facility Cancer Registrars, County & Sub-county teams, and National Level teams.

NaCaRe-KE is accessible via a web browser Application and/or the Android mobile application to authorized users.

Login to NaCaRe-KE Install NaCaRe-KE Android Mobile App

Request For User Account creation here

Offline & Online Data Collection

The data collection forms with in-built data quality checks. These forms can be filled online or offline, therefore, supporting low resourced environments.

Dynamic reporting

Dynamic reporting through the cancer dashboard, maps, charts, line lists and pivot tables.


NaCaRe-KE supports data importation from other systems, thereby minimizing duplication of efforts.

Extensive User Support

The system offers versatile and robust functionalities through Extensive user support through the NaCaRe-KE helpdesk

As the country’s lead institution for cancer prevention and control, NCI-Kenya advises the Cabinet Secretary for Health, on policy matters relating to the prevention, treatment and control of cancer. This is through a systematic analysis of all cancer prevention and control activities undertaken by various stakeholders to determine the gaps and make recommendations on the investment priorities for the country.

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