Dramatic Growth in Cancer Rates Predicted for Elderly, Minorities

Oncology, ONCOLOGY Vol 23 No 6, Volume 23, Issue 6

Over the next 20 years, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the United States will increase by 45%, from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030, with a dramatic spike in incidence predicted in the elderly (67% increase) and minority (100% increase) populations, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Over the next 20 years, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the United States will increase by 45%, from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030, with a dramatic spike in incidence predicted in the elderly (67% increase) and minority (100% increase) populations, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study was based on statistics from the US Census Bureau and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry.