Presents comprehensive national data on cancer incidence and mortality. The report provides 1997 data for cancers by site, age and sex, and summary data for each State and Territory. Incidence and mortality trends since the early 1980s, age patterns for selected cancers, international comparisons and selected 1998 and 1999 incidence data are features of this report. The information in this report is supported by more detailed information for all cancer sites on the Institute's web site. Cancer in Australia 1997 is an important reference from the Cancer Series for all those interested in the health of Australians.