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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.
The most common type of newly diagnosed cancer was prostate cancer in males, and breast cancer in females
The age-standardised mortality rate has decreased by 16% from 1982
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)
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