New Cancer Statistics/Changes Available with This Edition
Starting with this edition, rates for childhood cancer are expressed per 1,000,000 (instead of per 100,000) children to be consistent with national reports (e.g., published data from the National Cancer Institute's SEER program).
Incidence trends for late stage disease of selected cancer sites (colorectal, lung and bronchus, female breast, cervix, and prostate) are new to this year's report. Late stage indicates that at the time of diagnosis the cancer has already spread to distant lymph nodes or other organs. This information is useful in evaluating the effectiveness of cancer prevention and screening programs. Late stage incidence trends from 1976 to 2009 were calculated for New York State, New York City, and Upstate New York. In addition, the trends are presented for different race groups (all races combined, whites, and blacks) to help identify any disparities.