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Number of New Cancer Cases in North East Region expected to increase to 57, 131 by 2025: ICMR-NCDIR Report

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New cancer cases in north eastern region likely to increaseAccording to the report ‘Profile of Cancer and Related Health Indicators in the NorthEast Region of India-2021’ released by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & National Centre for Disease Informatics & Research (NCDIR), the number of New Cancer Cases in North East Region (NER) is set to increase to 57, 131 by 2025(Cancer cases in NE to rise by 13.5% by 2025), which is a big increase over the estimated 50, 317 cases of Cancer in NER in 2020.

  • The report prepared by ICMR-NCDIR has been funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India.
  • The report provides Estimates of Cancer cases & Data regarding types of Cancer in the NER region.
  • The findings will be helpful in developing a Comprehensive Cancer Prevention & Control Plan for the entire NER.

i.Sources of Data:

  • The estimates are based on Cancer Data compiled by eleven Population-Based Cancer Registries (PBCRs) in 8 states of NER (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura)
  • It also includes data from 7 hospital-based Cancer Registries HBCRs in Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from 2012-2016.

ii.Key Findings:

Gender:

  • The Incidence of Cancer was higher among men than women in all states of NER region except Manipur & Sikkim
  • The Highest age-adjusted cancer incidence rate in males (269.4 per 100, 000) was recorded in Aizawl, Mizoram.
  • Among Females Highest cancer incidence rate (219.8 per 100, 000) was recorded in Papumpare, Arunachal Pradesh, which is the highest in both the region and in India.

Commonly Occurring Cancer:

  • The Most commonly occurring Cancer among Men are of Oesophagus (13.6%) followed by Lung (10.9%)
  • Among Women it is Breast Cancer (14.5%) followed by Cervix Uteri (12.2%)
  • The probability of Developing Cancer in Lifetime is highest in Kamrup urban, Assam – 1 in every 4 males & 1 in every 6 females.

iii.Other Key Findings:

  • The proportion of Tobacco-related cancers was found to be 49.3% in men & 22.8 % in women.
  • The age-specific incidence rate in both genders is highest in 70-74 years.
  • Number of patients seeking treatment outside the NER was highest in Sikkim (95.3 %) & Nagaland (58.1 %).
  • The highest prevalence of hypertension in Men (41.6 %) & Women (34.5 %) was found in Sikkim followed by Manipur (Men 33.2% & Women 23%).
  • The findings also revealed that Men had Higher Blood Sugar Level compared to women in the entire NER region.

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i.On 18th August 2020, The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Centre for Disease Informatics & Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru released a new Report of National Cancer Registry Programme 2020.

About Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR):
Director General – Balram Bhargava
Headquarters – New Delhi

About National Centre for Disease Informatics & Research (NCDIR):
Director – Prashant Mathur
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka