Cancer data commentaries

The Cancer data commentaries series has been created within Cancer data in Australia to communicate key findings within the data, to help increase cancer awareness and to improve the understanding of cancer trends in Australia.

The Cancer data commentaries released in 2021 include:

Commentary
no.
Title and content overview Release date
C4

A different view of brain cancer rate changes over time


A commentary aiming to provide a clearer picture of how brain cancer rates may be changing over
time.
08/06/2021
C5

Improving the understanding of ovarian cancer statistics

A commentary discussing issues that are impacting on the reliable interpretation of ovarian rate
changes over time.

08/06/2021
C6

About age-adjusted survival

A commentary outlining how to use age-adjusted survival rates and data within the cancer survival by
age data visualisation.

08/06/2021
C7

Updating sarcoma reporting

A commentary introducing the new reporting category 'all sarcomas combined' and outlining changes
to soft tissue sarcoma and bone cancer reporting within CdiA.

08/06/2021

Cancer data commentaries released prior to 2021 contain data that was up-to-date at the time but may change to some degree as CdiA is updated. The Cancer data commentaries released prior to 2021 include:

Commentary no. Title and content overview Release date
C3

How are pancreatic cancer rates changing?

A commentary about how pancreatic cancer incidence, mortality, risk and survival rates have been changing over the last 20 years.

13/11/2020

C1

Changes to the cancer risk data and guidance using the risk methods

An overview of the expanded range of cancer risk data, including assistance in understanding risk adjusted for competing mortality.

30/10/2020

C2

Risk of melanoma of the skin by age and over time

An overview of the changing risk of being diagnosed with, or dying from, melanoma of the skin; risk is considered by different ages.

30/10/2020

The data presented in the Cancer data commentaries are available in the supplementary tables.