Cancer Incidence and Mortality Through 2020
MULTIMEDIA — Volume 13 — April 7, 2016
Hannah K. Weir, PhD; Mary C White, PhD
Suggested citation for this article: Weir HK, White MC. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Through 2020. Prev Chronic Dis 2016;13:160024. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd13.160024external icon.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist Dr Hannah Weir talks about her work to predict cancer incidence and mortality through 2020. Her predictions are based on population projections from the US Census Bureau and on national cancer surveillance data from the National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Vital Statistics System. Projections were calculated by using age–period–cohort regression models. Although cancer rates are decreasing or stabilizing, cancer incidence and mortality will continue to rise (1,2). The public health community needs to do more to address these increases by reducing the number of people who get cancer through prevention and by reducing the number of people who die of cancer through early detection and treatment. Results of this work were previously published in both Preventing Chronic Disease and Cancer. Run time: 05:12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJp4IfboItw
The following staff members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention participated in the production of this video: Janine Cory, MPH, executive producer; Erin Garnett, MPH, producer; Jim Gilson, media analyst; Nick Degner, design and animation; and Tom Race, audio.
Corresponding Author: Hannah K.Weir, PhD, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Building 107, Mail Stop F-76, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: 770-488-3006. Email: email@example.com.
Author Affiliation: Mary C. White, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
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