Cancer Prevention and Control

Rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and ladies continued to decline between 2003 and 2007, the newest reporting period out there. The findings are from the latest “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer,” coauthored by researchers from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the National Cancer Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and also the American Cancer Society.

Report Highlights
For the primary time since cancer statistics have been monitored, lung cancer death rates (the amount of individuals who die from cancer out of each a hundred,00zero folks) decreased in women, additional than a decade when rates began dropping in men.
The incidence rates (the quantity of people who get cancer out of every 100,00zero folks) for all sorts of cancers combined decreased, on average, a bit less than 1p.c per year between 2003 and 2007.
Cancer deaths are dropping steadily since the early 1990s among both men and ladies.
Childhood cancer incidence rates continued to extend slightly. Death rates during this age cluster (birth to age nineteen) still decrease.
The Special Feature section of the report highlights brain tumors. The authors note that non-malignant tumors create up two-thirds of all adult brain tumors and one-third of childhood brain tumors.
Cancer Among Men, 2003–2007
Incidence rates decreased for lung, colorectal, mouth and throat, abdomen, and brain (malignant only) cancers.
Incidence rates increased for kidney, pancreas, and liver cancers, and melanoma of the skin.
Black men had the very best incidence and death rates.
Cancer Among Girls, 2003–2007
Incidence rates decreased for breast, lung, colorectal, uterine, cervical, bladder, and mouth cancers.
Incidence rates increased for kidney, pancreas, and thyroid cancers, leukemia, and melanoma of the skin.
White women had the best incidence rates, but black girls had the highest death rates.