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Cancer Statistics in Korea: Incidence, Mortality and Survival in 2005

Authors
 Kyu-Won Jung  ;  Young-Joo Won  ;  Sohee Park  ;  Hyun-Joo Kong  ;  Joohon Sung  ;  Hai-Rim Shin  ;  Eun-Cheol Park  ;  Jin Soo Lee 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.24(6) : 995-1003, 2009 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2009
MeSH
Adolescent ; Adult ; Age Distribution ; Age Factors ; Aged ; Cause of Death ; Child ; Child, Preschool ; Female ; Humans ; Infant ; Infant, Newborn ; Korea/epidemiology ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neoplasms/epidemiology* ; Neoplasms/mortality* ; Neoplasms/pathology ; Registries ; Survival Rate ; Young Adult
Keywords
Incidence ; Korea ; Mortality ; Neoplasms ; Survival
Abstract
Cancer has been the most common cause of death in Korea since 1983 and is a major public health concern. This paper overviews the nationwide cancer statistics, including incidence, mortality, and survival rates, and their trends in Korea. In 2005, 142,610 new cancer cases and 65,117 cancer deaths occurred in Korea. The incidence rate for all cancer combined increased by 2.6% annually from 1999 to 2005. Significant increases have occurred in the incidence of colorectal, thyroid, female breast, and prostate cancers. The number of cancer deaths has increased over the past two decades, due mostly to population aging, while the age-standardized mortality rates have decreased in both men and women since 2002. Notable improvement has been observed in the 5-yr relative survival rates for most major cancers and for all cancer combined, with the exception of pancreatic cancer. The nationwide cancer statistics in this paper will provide essential data for evidence-based decisions in the national cancer control program in Korea.
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.2009.24.6.995
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/106094
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