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released: 11 Dec 2012 author: AIHW & AACR media release

'Cancer in Australia: in brief 2012' presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's latest biennial report about cancer in Australia, 'Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2012'.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-380-0; Cat. no. CAN 69; 24pp.; $20

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Publication table of contents

  • Title and verso pages
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • What is cancer?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • Incidence in 2012
  • Which cancers are most common?
  • Incidence rates increase with age
  • New cases have risen
  • Incidence trend varies by cancer type
  • Deaths in 2010
  • Top causes of death
  • Mortality rates increase with age
  • Overall mortality rates down
  • Mortality trend varies by cancer type
  • Survival improves
  • Survival varies by cancer types
  • Survival prospects decrease with age
  • High Indigenous rates
  • Rates differ by remoteness areas
  • Rates differ by socioeconomic status
  • References

Recommended citation

AIHW & AACR 2012. Cancer in Australia: in brief 2012. Cancer series no. 73. Cat. no. CAN 69. Canberra: AIHW.

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