The Cancer Prevention Institute of California Releases Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Review for the Greater Bay Area
Rates of overall cancer incidence declined substantially from 1988 to 2013FREMONT, CA (June 14, 2016)
Over the 26 years between 1988 and 2013, the rates at which people in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area are being diagnosed with cancer and dying from it have been decreasing, according to researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC).
From 1988 through 2013, the most recent period for which data are available in Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, the occurrence of all new invasive cancers (those that have invaded surrounding tissue) declined by 15.8 percent overall, by 22.7 percent among males and by 10.9 percent among females, according to CPIC’s 2016 Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Review. This newly released report summarizes these current cancer statistics, with an emphasis on the most recent five years of cancer diagnoses and deaths (2009-2013) in the Greater Bay Area.
Among males the decline in overall cancer incidence between 1988 through 2013 was largely due to declines in smoking-related cancers, especially lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer. Among females, the overall decline was due primarily to lower rates of smoking-related cancers, especially lung cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian, and cervical cancer.
From 2009 through 2013, there were 156,292 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the Greater Bay Area. The five most common invasive cancer sites in the Greater Bay Area were breast, prostate, lung and bronchus, colorectal, and melanoma. These cancers accounted for over half of all newly diagnosed cases.
Over this same period, black males had the highest overall incidence rate of invasive cancer. Among females, whites had the highest overall incidence rate. Both Asian/Pacific Islander males and females had the lowest incidence rate.
“We continue to observe a downward trend in deaths due to cancer across the region,” said Christina A. Clarke, Ph.D., research scientist at CPIC. “An important reason why is tobacco control, because California’s efforts are some of the most successful in the world. But there is still major room for improvement in the prevention of melanoma and obesity-related cancers.”
The report segments incidence and mortality rates by cancer type, sex, and racial/ethnic background, and provides regional, statewide and national comparisons. Key highlights for incidence and mortality for the five most common cancers diagnosed among Greater Bay Area residents are listed below.
· Breast Cancer
· Prostate Cancer
· Lung and Other Smoking-Related Cancers
· Colorectal Cancer
Read the full review for a comprehensive overview of incidence and mortality rates in the Greater Bay Area. The appendices provide detailed charts of cancer incidence and mortality by race/ethnicity, including select Asian ethnic subgroups.
About the Cancer Prevention Institute of California
The Cancer Prevention Institute of California is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. We are the only freestanding research institution working solely to prevent cancer using extensive population data. Our researchers study a wide range of cancer risk factors, such as racial/ethnic background, socioeconomic status, age, occupation, gender, genetic predisposition, geographic location, environment and lifestyle to determine how these factors affect frequency, distribution and types of cancers. For more information, visit the CPIC website at www.cpic.org.
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