WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2018 Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2011 to 2015.
In addition to the usual updates on incidence and mortality, this year’s edition also includes highlighted cancers – breast, cervical, lung, colorectal (also known as colon and rectum), HPV-associated cancers, and new sections on obesity-related cancers and tobacco use. There are summaries, one-page infographics, and WV resource pages to address these cancers, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section.
The report is available at the WV Cancer Registry website.