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Cancer burden in China: a Bayesian approach

Chen, Wanqing; Armstrong, Bruce K; Zheng, Rongshou; Zhang, Siwei; Yu, Xueqin; Clements, Mark


BACKGROUND Cancer is a serious health issue in China, but accurate national counts for cancer incidence are not currently available. Knowledge of the cancer burden is necessary for national cancer control planning. In this study, national death survey data and cancer registration data were used to calculate the cancer burden in China using a Bayesian approach. METHODS Cancer mortality and incidence rates for 2004-2005 were obtained from the National Cancer Registration database. The third...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-10-06
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Cancer
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-13-458


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