12 September AIHW Cancer Compendium September 12, 2018 By Sue James Cancer, Research statistics, Australia 0 Report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, with information and trends by cancer type. This report presents key data, information and trends over time for 24 key cancers and all cancers combined. The top three most common types of cancer, in order, are prostate cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer. For all cancers combined, the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed increased from 47,443 in 1982 to 127,887 in 2014. Compared to their counterparts in the general population (those without cancer), individuals with cancer have a 69% chance of surviving 5 years, up from 49% in 1985–1989. Read more ... Related Major step forward in cancer research Australian scientists have taken a "major step forward" in the world of cancer research with the discovery of a new type of drug that can put cancer cells in animals into a permanent state of sleep. Cancer Institute NSW - Take one small step to make one big difference Despite the significant reduction in smoking rates across NSW, tobacco remains the largest cause of preventable disease and death in NSW with over 47,000 people hospitalised and nearly 5,500 deaths attributed to smoking each year. Resources to engage with under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program 80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist healthcare providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening. Comments are closed.