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Cancer in Australia: in brief 2012
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.
Cancer in Australia: an overview 2012
Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2012 presents the latest available information on incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, burden of cancer, hospitalisations and national cancer screening programs. It is estimated that the most commonly diagnosed cancers in 2012 will be prostate cancer, bowel cancer and breast cancer. For all cancers combined, the incidence rate increased by 12% from 1991 to 2009, but the mortality rate decreased and survival improved over time. Cancer outcomes differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, remoteness area and socioeconomic status.
BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2009-2010
BreastScreen Australia aims to reduce illness and death resulting from breast cancer through organised screening of women. This report is the latest in an annual series that presents national statistics monitoring the program against performance indicators.More than 1.3 million women in the target age group of 50-69 were screened in 2009-2010, a participation rate of 55%. Breast cancer mortality is at a historic low, at 43 deaths per 100,000 women.
Breast cancer in Australia: an overview
Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of breast cancer in Australia including how breast cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and country of birth.
Gynaecological cancers in Australia: an overview
Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of gynaecological cancer in Australia including how gynaecological cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Indigenous status and country of birth.
Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: period estimates from 1982 to 2010
This report presents the latest national survival and prevalence statistics for cancers in Australia from 1982 to 2010. Five-year survival for all cancers combined increased from 47% in 1982-1987 to 66% in 2006-2010. The largest survival gains over this time were for prostate cancer, kidney cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In 2006-2010, cancers with the highest survival were those of the testis, lip, prostate and thyroid, and melanoma of the skin. In comparison, pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma had the lowest survival.
National Centre for Monitoring Cancer Framework: 2012
The National Centre for Monitoring Cancer (NCMC) was established by the Australian Government in 2009 to monitor cancer rates, impacts and outcomes in Australia. The centre is located and managed within the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The NCMC Framework guides and organises the systematic planning, implementation and evaluation of NCMC activities.
Cervical screening in Australia 2009-2010
Cervical screening in Australia 2009-2010 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.About 57% of women in the target age group of 20-69 took part in the program, with more than 3.6 million women screened in 2009 and 2010. Cervical cancer incidence in this age group remains at a historical low of 9 new cases per 100,000 women, and deaths are also low, historically and by international standards, at 2 deaths per 100,000 women.
Cancer incidence projections, Australia 2011 to 2020
This report presents detailed projections of cancer incidence in Australia for 2011 to 2020. These projections are based on trends in national cancer incidence data from 1982 to 2007. It shows the number of cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year is projected to rise over the next decade for both males and females, and is expected to reach about 150,000 in 2020, with prostate and breast cancer continuing to be the most common cancers diagnosed in men and women respectively.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report: phase 2, July 2008- June 2011
This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part between July 2008 and June 2011. Just over 800,000 people were screened in that time, with about 60,000 found to require further assessment. One out of every 11 colonoscopies performed for further assessment detected and removed an advanced adenoma (pre-cancerous lesion), and a cancer was detected in 1 out of every 33 colonoscopies. However, this represents only a partial picture of outcomes due to incomplete reporting.
BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2008-2009
BreastScreen Australia aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from breast cancer through organised breast cancer screening. This report presents national statistics for the program. More than 1.3 million women aged 50-69 participated in BreastScreen Australia in 2008-2009, equivalent to around 55% of the target age group. Deaths from breast cancer are at an historic low at 47 deaths per 100,000 women aged 50-69 in 2007.
Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia
'Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia' presents the latest available incidence, survival and mortality statistics on cancer in young Australians aged 15 to 29. The incidence of cancer in this age group has become steady since the mid-1990s while cancer mortality has fallen between 1983 and 2007. Survival from cancer in adolescents and young adults has been relatively high and has improved with time, although cancer outcomes vary across population groups.
Lung cancer in Australia: an overview
Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of lung cancer in Australia including how lung cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Indigenous status and country of birth.
Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009
The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009 presents national statistics monitoring the NCSP using new performance indicators. For women in the target age group, 20-69 years, participation in the program was around 59%, with more than 3.6 million women screened over the 2 years 2008-2009. Cervical cancer incidence remains at an historical low of 9 new cases per 100,000 women, and deaths are also low, historically and by international standards, at 2 deaths per 100,000 women.
Identifying palliative care separations in admitted patient data: technical paper
This technical paper explores the most appropriate method of identifying those separations that occurred in Australian hospitals for which palliative care was a substantial component of the care provided. Coding and collection rules are considered, as well as national admitted patient data for 1999-00 to 2008-09.
Cancer in Australia 2010: in brief
Cancer has a greater overall impact on the health of Australians than any other disease group. On average, 1 in 2 Australians will develop cancer and 1 in 5 will die from it before the age of 85 years.
Cancer in Australia 2010: an overview
Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2010 provides a comprehensive overview of national statistics on cancer in Australia. The report presents the latest available statistics on cancer overall, as well as on many individual types of cancers, and it includes information on incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, burden of cancer, hospitalisations, and national cancer screening programs.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: annual monitoring report 2009 data supplement 2010
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program annual monitoring report 2009 presented estimated national statistics on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators for people invited to screen in 2008.Using the latest program data to January 2010, this data supplement provides final statistics on participation, documented follow-up procedures, and cancer and bowel abnormality detection outcomes for these people.While this data update provides a larger amount of outcome data, incomplete reporting, particularly histopathology confirmations, still hinders a complete picture of participant outcomes.
BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2006-2007 and 2007-2008
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in Australian women. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 is the tenth report presenting national statistics (combining data from the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 reporting periods) on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators for BreastScreen Australia, which aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from breast cancer through detecting cancers early. Since BreastScreen Australia commenced in 1991, mortality from breast cancer has decreased steadily. Further, more than half of all invasive breast cancers detected by BreastScreen Australia are small, with small breast cancers associated with increased treatment options and improved survival.
BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2006-2007 and 2007-2008: supplementary data tables
This publication provides supplementary data tables to the BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 report.
Cervical screening in Australia 2007-2008
This data report uses the previous definition of performance indicators, and supplies up-to-date data, but with no commentary. A full report using the new definitions of the performance indicators (for 2008-2009) will follow.
Gynaecological cancer projections 2010-2015
This document provides information on the projected incidence of gynaecological cancers for the calendar years 2010 to 2015, by state and territory and at the national level.
Cervical screening in Australia 2006-2007
The major objective of the National Cervical Screening Program is to reduce incidence and mortality from cervical cancer. Over 3.5 million women (61.5%) aged 20-69 years participated in the Program in 2006-2007, up from the last report. Incidence and mortality remain low at 9 new cases in 2005 and 2 deaths in 2006 per 100,000 women aged 20-69 years.
Third study of mortality and cancer incidence in aircraft maintenance personnel: a continuing study of F-111 Deseal/Reseal personnel 2009
In 1977, the Royal Australian Air Force commenced a series of Deseal / Reseal (DSRS) programs on the fuel tanks of F-111 aircraft. These programs were implemented to correct fuel leaks inside the F-111 fuel tanks. A number of concerns were raised about health outcomes in personnel who worked on these programs.This report builds on previous findings from studies on mortality and cancer incidence of personnel who worked on the DSRS programs. The report will be a valuable resource for policy makers, program managers and health professionals interested in health outcomes of military personnel.
Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2008
Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2008 presents comprehensive national data on cancer incidence and mortality in 2005 and projections for 2006 to 2010. Other topics covered include incidence of lymphohaematopoietic cancers using a WHO-based classification scheme, cancers attributed to smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, incidence in the states and territories, incidence rates and most common cancers over the life span and cancer-related hospitalisations. Summaries are provided for cancer survival, cancer prevalence, the cancer screening programs and the burden of cancer. The report is complemented by substantial online cancer data on the AIHW website.
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