Report of National Cancer Registry Programme 2020

India's cancer cases could increase by 12% in the next five years projects the National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020, released by the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (ICMR). The country will have 13.9 lakh cancer cases in 2020, which will increase to 15.7 lakh by 2025. 

Tobacco-related cancers constitute the highest burden among all types of the disease in India. As many as 27 per cent of cancer cases were caused due to tobacco consumption, according to a new report released by the National Cancer Registry of India (NCRI) on August 18, 2020. The report released the cancer prevalence landscape by taking into account cases registered from 2012-2016. It projected that cancers will rise by 12 per cent to 1,569,793 cases in 2025, from 1,392,179 in 2020. The report has included data from 28 population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) and 58 hospital-based cancer registries (HBCRs) in India.

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