What new projections show about cancer rates, deaths in Canada – CTV

May 13, 2024

A new study projecting declining rates of cancer cases and deaths in Canada demonstrates the success of prevention and early detection programs, but also highlights areas where more work is needed to save and prolong lives, researchers say.

“The good news is that more people are surviving with and beyond their cancers,” said lead author Darren Brenner, an associate professor in the oncology and community health sciences departments at the University of Calgary.

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, estimates the number and rates of new cancer cases and deaths expected throughout 2024.

The rates of lung, colorectal and prostate cancers are projected to decrease this year, but less common cancers — including melanoma, liver and kidney cancers and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma –are on the rise, the projections suggest.

Breast cancer incidence rates are relatively stable and mortality rates are decreasing, Brenner said.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/rates-of-cancer-declining-in-canada-but-more-work-needed-to-save-lives-projections-1.6884420

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