Silver Book Fact

Cancer incidence is projected to increase by approximately 45% from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030.

Smith B, Smith G, Hurria A, Hortobagyi G, et al. Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens upon an aging, changing nation. J Clin Oncol. 2009; 27(17): 2758-65. http://jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/content/short/27/17/2758?rss=1&ssource=mfc

Reference

Title
Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens upon an aging, changing nation
Publication
J Clin Oncol
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Smith B, Smith G, Hurria A, Hortobagyi G, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 27, Issue 17
Pages
2758-65
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Men have nearly a 1 in 2 chance of developing cancer in their lifetime. For women, the risk is around 1 in 3.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 2,320 people (1,030 men and 1,290 women) will die of cancer of the endocrine system.  
  • In 2008, about 62,480 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma–the most common serious form of skin cancer.  
  • Project Number of Cancer Cases for 2000-2050 by Age Group  
  • Among women, the 4 leading incident cancers from 2000-2004 were breast, lung, colorectal, and uterine.