Health Indicator Report of Cancer Five-Year Survival Rate
Nearly 17 million Americans with a previous cancer diagnosis are living in the United States.[https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics ^1^] People are living longer after a cancer diagnosis because of advances in early detection and treatment.[https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivors/health-care-providers/index.htm ^2^]
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 objective CA-13. YEAR is the last year of follow-up, not the diagnosis year. For example, the data for 2010 include persons diagnosed in 2003-2007 and followed through the end of 2010, data for 2011 include persons diagnosed in 2004-2008 and followed through the end of 2011, and so forth. . *2000-2019: No U.S. life table was available for Asian race alone so "other race" was used for the calculation and no U.S. life table was available for Hispanic ethnicity alone so "all races" was used. Therefore, caution should be used in interpreting Asian and Hispanic cancer survival rates. 2010-2019 survival rates for White, Black, and Asian/Pacific Islander include Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. Race and Hispanic ethnicity are not mutually exclusive in the 2010-2019 data. *2020: New U.S. life tables became available for Asian race and Hispanic ethnicity. Therefore, interpret changes between 2019 and 2020 with caution. 2020 survival rates for White, Black, and Asian/Pacific Islander do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. Race and Hispanic ethnicity are mutually exclusive in the 2020 data.
DefinitionFive-year relative survival is the five-year survival experienced by a cohort of cancer patients in the absence of other causes of death. Relative survival takes into account the fact that some cancer patients will die of causes other than their cancer, and is calculated using survival life tables.
NumeratorThe proportion of observed survivors (all causes of death) in a cohort of cancer patients who survive five years or longer
DenominatorThe proportion of expected survivors in a comparable cohort of individuals without cancer who survive five years or longer
Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of cancer survivors who are living 5 years or longer after diagnosisU.S. Target: 71.7 percent
State Target: 74.6 percent
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-13''': Increase the proportion of cancer survivors who are living 5 years or longer after diagnosis to 74.6% for the total population, 75.0% among Whites, 65.7% among Blacks, 74.6% among Hispanics, and 75.2% among Asians/Pacific Islanders.
How Are We Doing?The proportion of cancer survivors living at least five years after diagnosis is slowly increasing but the Healthy New Jersey 2020 target was only met among Asian/Pacific Islanders.
Available ServicesNJDOH has many programs and partnerships related to cancer resources, data, information, and prevention. [http://nj.gov/health/ces/]
Health Program InformationNJDOH Cancer Initiatives: [http://nj.gov/health/ces]
Page Content Updated On 02/17/2023, Published on 02/17/2023