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Cancer in Australia: in brief 2012 presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest biennial report about cancer in Australia, Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2012.
Five-year survival from all cancers combined increased from 47% in 1982–1987 to 66% in 2006–2010
Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia, making it the second most common cause of death
Cancer outcomes differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, remoteness area and socioeconomic status
In 2010, more than 42,800 Australians died from cancer
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