Jan 9, 2019

Cancer statistics, 2019

CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Rebecca SiegelAhmedin Jemal

Abstract

Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths that will occur in the United States and compiles the most recent data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival. Incidence data, available through 2015, were collected by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program; the National Program of Cancer Registries; and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Mortality data, available through 2016, were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2019, 1,762,450 new cancer cases and 606,880 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States. Over the past decade of data, the cancer incidence rate (2006-2015) was stable in women and declined by approximately 2% per year in men, whereas the cancer death rate (2007-2016) declined annually by 1.4% and 1.8%, respectively. The overall cancer death rate dropped continuously from 1991 to 2016 by a total of 27%, translating into approximately 2,629,200 fewer cancer deaths than would have been expected if death rates had remained at their peak. Although the racial gap in cancer mortality is slowly narrowing, socioeconomic inequalities are widening, with the most notable gaps for the most preventab...Continue Reading

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Treatment Protocols
Lung
Cessation of Life
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (Seer) Program
American Cancer Society
Ethnic Group
Health Status Disparities
Malignant Neoplasms
Healthcare Disparities
Land Tenure

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