Cancer in North America Volume Four: Cancer Survival in the United States and Canada

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The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is pleased to present the inaugural publication of Cancer in North America Volume Four: Cancer Survival in the United States and Canada. This is the first time that NAACCR has published cancer survival data for North America.

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is pleased to present the inaugural publication of Cancer in North America Volume Four: Cancer Survival in the United States and Canada. NAACCR has been producing Cancer in North America (CINA) incidence and mortality publications for over 15 years. This is the first time that NAACCR has published cancer survival data for North America. Along with incidence and mortality data, information on population-based cancer survival is necessary to understand the burden of cancer. The CINA Survival publication includes data from 41 registries on more than 6.7 million cases diagnosed among North Americans between 2005 and 2011.

In terms of national coverage, CINA Survival includes data from 8 of 13 Canadian provinces/territories, 28 of 50 states, and sub-state areas in Michigan and Washington. National population coverage by CINA Survival is about 62% for the United States and 63% for Canada. For registries to be included in CINA Survival, they need to meet data quality criteria.

The results show stark differences in survival for many cancer sites by race in the U.S., a finding seen also in the latest population-based survival statistics published by the National Cancer Institute (SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2012).    

Reference:

Johnson CJ, Weir HK, Mariotto AB, Nishri D, Wilson R (eds). Cancer in North America: 2008-2012 Volume Four: Cancer Survival in the United States and Canada 2005-2011. Springfield, IL: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, Inc. March 2016.

Link to report: http://www.naaccr.org/DataandPublications/CINAPubs.aspx

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