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released: 3 Oct 2013 author: AIHW, Cancer Australia media release

Brings together the most up-to-date data available from a wide range of sources to describe the status of cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Information on difference across age, sex and remoteness areas are presented and key issues are highlighted. The report provides a comprehensive picture of cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia that should be useful to health professionals, policy makers and others with an interest in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-501-9; Cat. no. CAN 75; 165pp.; $19

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
  • Data at a glance
  • Overview
    • Lung cancer
    • Breast cancer in females
    • Bowel cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Liver cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Cancer of unknown primary site
  • 1 Introduction
    • Demographic characteristics
    • Data interpretation
    • Data sources
    • What is missing from the picture?
  • 2 Risk factors
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • 3 Incidence of cancer
    • Key findings
    • All cancers combined
    • Cancer type
    • Clinical cancer groupings
    • Excess cancer incidence
  • 4 Mortality from cancer
    • Key findings
    • All cancers combined
    • Cancer type
    • Clinical cancer groupings
    • Excess cancer deaths
    • Associated cause of death
  • 5 Survival after a diagnosis of cancer
    • Key findings
    • All cancers combined
    • Cancer type
    • Multivariate survival analysis
    • International context
  • 6 Prevalence of cancer
    • Key findings
    • All cancers combined
    • Cancer type
  • 7 Hospitalisations for cancer
    • Key findings
    • All cancers combined
    • Cancer type
    • Fewer cancer hospitalisations
    • Additional diagnoses
  • 8 Expenditure on cancer
    • Key findings

Recommended citation

AIHW, Cancer Australia 2013. Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia: an overview. Cancer series 78. Cat. no. CAN 75. Canberra: AIHW.