New insights into Queensland’s cancer burden

Source: Mirage, November 2019

New data shows that each day in Queensland around 80 people will hear the words, “you have cancer”. This equates to around 29,000 people each year.

Cancer Council Queensland’s Viertel Cancer Research Centre has released 2016 statistics (the latest available from the Queensland Cancer Register) for incidence, survival, mortality and prevalence, providing the latest snapshot and trends for cancer in Queensland.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the data released from cancer registries was vital for informing and shaping cancer control strategies.

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