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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
The most common type of newly diagnosed cancer was prostate cancer in males, and breast cancer in females
39,884 people died from cancer in 2007, an average of 109 deaths every day
In 2007, the age-standardised incidence rate for all cancers combined was 485 cases per 100,000 people
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