Cancer statistics in Korea

Incidence, mortality and survival in 2005

Kyu Won Jung, Young Joo Won, Sohee Park, Hyun Joo Kong, Joohon Sung, Hai Rim Shin, Euncheol Park, Jin Soo Lee

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-1003
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

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Survival
Mortality
Incidence
Neoplasms
Survival Rate
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Cause of Death
Prostatic Neoplasms
Thyroid Gland
Public Health
Breast Neoplasms

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Jung, K. W., Won, Y. J., Park, S., Kong, H. J., Sung, J., Shin, H. R., ... Lee, J. S. (2009). Cancer statistics in Korea: Incidence, mortality and survival in 2005. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 24(6), 995-1003. https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2009.24.6.995
Jung, Kyu Won ; Won, Young Joo ; Park, Sohee ; Kong, Hyun Joo ; Sung, Joohon ; Shin, Hai Rim ; Park, Euncheol ; Lee, Jin Soo. / Cancer statistics in Korea : Incidence, mortality and survival in 2005. In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2009 ; Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 995-1003.
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