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Cancer registration statistics, England: first release, 2015

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  • The number of new cases of cancer in England continues to rise and in 2015 there were 299,923 cancers registered – an equivalent to 822 per day.
  • More cancers were registered in males (153,061) than females (146,862). Across the majority of cancer sites more males are diagnosed with cancer than females. This is a persistent feature of the data, reported in previous registration years.
  • The age-standardised incidence rates for newly diagnosed cancers were 667.4 per 100,000 males and 542.8 per 100,000 females. Age-standardised rates for newly registered cases of cancer were higher in males than females, which is a repeating trend of the data as outlined in previous cancer registration statistics.
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