Monthly Archives July 2016

Rate of metastatic prostate cancer is not increasing

Millions of Americans may have heard on the news last week that metastatic prostate cancer was increasing dramatically in the United States. However, national data demonstrate that, in fact, the rates are not changing.  Using data collected by cancer registries across the United States, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR, Inc.) found that rates of metastatic prostate cancer rates are stable. In a newly released study, “Increasing incidence of metastatic prostate cancer in the United States (2004–2013)” which was e-published in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases on July 19, 2016, the authors present findings inconsistent
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Comprehensive 2016 Ontario cancer statistics report released by Cancer Care Ontario

  Zeinab El-Masri, MPH, Knowledge Dissemination & Evaluation Specialist, Surveillance and Ontario Cancer Registry     Cancer Care Ontario, a provincial cancer agency in Canada, has compiled more than 30 years of data from the Ontario Cancer Registry to produce the Ontario Cancer Statistics 2016 report. In this first comprehensive look at the state of cancer in Ontario, OCS 2016 provides a clear picture of cancer, focusing on the incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence of the disease in Canada’s largest province. For the first time, statistics on clinically relevant indicators for select cancers, using stage at diagnosis, cancer histology and
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