DefinitionThe age-adjusted rate of invasive cancer per 100,000 population.
ICD-O codes: C00-C97
NumeratorNumber of persons with invasive cancer
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Why Is This Important?Many cancers are preventable and screening is effective in identifying some types of cancers in early, often highly treatable stages.
How Are We Doing?New Jersey's overall cancer incidence rate continues to decline. The rate is highest among Whites followed by Blacks and Hispanics with significant differences between the rate for each racial/ethnic group. Rates by site are higher among males than females for lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, melanoma of the skin, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Rates by county range from a low of 350.6 in Hudson to a high of 529.8 in Cape May.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The New Jersey age-adjusted incidence rate due to invasive cancer has been consistently higher than that of the US for many years.
What Is Being Done?A [https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/ccc_plans.htm Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan] was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness, and deaths due to cancer among New Jersey residents.