Prostate cancer – projection method changes, updated long-term prostate cancer incidence projections

Cancer data commentary number 9

The 2022 release of Cancer data in Australia (CdiA) included a change of methodology for calculating prostate cancer incidence projections. The impact of the change was that it greatly increased the estimated number of prostate cancers and correspondingly increased the estimated number of all cancers combined. This commentary provides more information about the method change, updates long-term prostate cancer incidence projections, and discusses the impacts of the ageing population on prostate cancer.