Celebrating over 30 years of Canadian Cancer Statistics

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A note about the 2018 edition:

In June, the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee will be releasing a special report on cancer in Canada by stage at diagnosis. This report will not include 2018 projections of cancer incidence or mortality. The 2019 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics will include updated estimates of incidence, mortality and survival and will reflect the results of a recent evaluation of the publication.

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Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer. Learn more.

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This annual publication provides health professionals, researchers, policy-makers and the general public with detailed information about incidence, mortality and other statistics for the most common types of cancer by age, sex, year and province or territory. It is developed through collaboration between the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada and provincial and territorial cancer registries with input from the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee.

Material in this publication may be reproduced with the following suggested citation:
Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2017. Available at: cancer.ca/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2017-EN.pdf (accessed [date]).


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