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Title A new method of estimating United States and state-level cancer incidence counts for the current calendar year
Author Pickle, LW
Secondary Authors Hao Y, Jemal A, Zou Z, Tiwari RC, Ward E, Hachey M, Howe HL, Feuer EJ
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal CA Cancer J Clin
Month Jan-Feb
Year 2007
Pages 30-42
Volume 57
Number 1
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PubMed ID 17237034
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Citation Pickle LW, Hao Y, Jemal A, Zou Z, Tiwari RC, Ward E, Hachey M, Howe HL, Feuer EJ. A new method of estimating United States and state-level cancer incidence counts for the current calendar year. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007 Jan-Feb;57(1):30-42. PMID 17237034.
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Abstract

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has published the estimated number of new cancer cases and deaths in the current year for the United States that are commonly used by cancer control planners and the media. The methods used to produce these estimates have changed over the years as data (incidence) and statistical models improved. In this paper we present a new method that uses statistical models of cancer incidence that incorporate potential predictors of spatial and temporal variation of cancer occurrence and that account for delay in case reporting and then projects these estimated numbers of cases ahead 4 years using a piecewise linear (joinpoint) regression method. Based on evidence presented here that the new method produces more accurate estimates of the number of new cancer cases for years and areas for which data are available for comparison, the ACS has elected to use it to estimate the number of new cancer cases in Cancer Facts & Figures 2007 and in Cancer Statistics, 2007.



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cancer
estimate
incidence
method
united states