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Cancer in Australia: in brief 2014 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, 2014.
Cancer outcomes differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and remoteness area
Five-year survival from all cancers combined increased from 46% in 1982–1986 to 67% in 2007–2011
Between 1982 and 2014, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed more than doubled —from 47,417 to 123,920
For all cancers combined, the age-standardised mortality rate is estimated to decrease by 20% between 1982 and 2014
Mortality projections presented in this report have recently been revised using more recent data and are presented in the report Cancer mortality trends and projections: 2014 to 2025. In the process of updating the projections, changes have been made to the underlying models used in this report. Readers should therefore use the relevant mortality projections presented in the Cancer mortality trends and projections: 2014 to 2025 report instead.
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