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Cancer in Australia: in brief 2010 presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s biennial report about cancer in Australia, Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2010.
Between 2003 and 2007, mortality rates of cancer varied across different population groups
Cancer is estimated to be the leading cause of the burden of disease in Australia in 2010 (19% of the total burden)
In 2007, the age-standardised incidence rate for all cancers combined was 485 cases per 100,000 people
108,368 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2007
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