Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Brain and Other Nervous System Cancers
In New Jersey, 348 males and 300 females were diagnosed with brain and other nervous system (ONS) cancers during 2015. While a variety of risk factors have been found for brain and ONS cancers, the cause of most of these tumors is not fully understood.
NotesIncidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified.
- NJ State Cancer Registry, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
- NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]
DefinitionIncidence rate of invasive brain and other nervous system cancers for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.
NumeratorNumber of new cases of brain and other nervous system cancers among a defined population in a specified time interval.
DenominatorDefined population in a specified time interval.
How Are We Doing?Between 1990 and 2015, the average age-adjusted incidence rate of brain and ONS cancer in New Jersey was 8.6 cases per 100,000 in males and 6.1 per 100,00 in females. The lifetime risk of developing brain and other nervous system cancer is 1 in 143 for men and 1 in 185 for women.
What Is Being Done?A 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 death due to cancer among New Jersey residents, [https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/ccc_plans.htm]
Available ServicesThe New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has many programs and partnerships related to cancer data and information, cancer resources and cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology Services: [https://nj.gov/health/ces/] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/cancer-data/index.shtml] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/occp.shtml] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/njccr.shtml]
Page Content Updated On 07/27/2018, Published on 08/03/2018