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Health Indicator Report of Incidence of All Invasive Cancers

Many cancers are preventable and screening is effective in identifying some types of cancers in early, often highly treatable stages.


US Data: All rates are per 100,000 age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Data released June 2022. Based on the December 2021 NAACCR Call For Data Submission. 2020 US cancer incidence data unavailable. NJ Data: Rates are per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 US Std Population (19 age groups - Census P25-1130) standard; Confidence intervals (Tiwari mod) are 95% for rates. Data Source: NJ State Cancer Registry SEER*Stat Database: February 17, 2023 analytic file. Created on 3/23/23. *NJ 2020 data is considered preliminary and should not be used in trend analyses; an approximate 10% decrease in the number of cancer cases diagnosed in 2020 compared to 2019, is partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Data Source

New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health, []


The age-adjusted rate of invasive cancer per 100,000 population. ICD-O codes: C00-C97


Number of persons with invasive cancer


Total number of persons in the population

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 [ 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.

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health has many programs and services [ for the public], such as the [ New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program].
Page Content Updated On 05/19/2023, Published on 07/06/2023
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