Indicator Profile of Incidence of Brain and Other Nervous System Cancers
Why Is This Important?In New Jersey, over 350 males and nearly 270 females were diagnosed with brain and other nervous system (ONS) cancers during 2009.
While a variety of risk factors have been found for brain and ONS cancers, the cause of most of these tumors is not fully understood. Radiation exposure, such as radiation therapy used to treat cancer, is an established risk factor of brain and ONS cancer. Other risk factors include: a family history of brain and ONS cancers; inherited tumor syndromes; and deficiencies in an individual's immune system. Multiple environmental exposures have been suggested but not proven to be linked with brain and ONS cancers: cell phone usage; exposure to vinyl chloride and other chemicals, electromagnetic fields from power lines and transformers; and certain viruses.
NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Brain and ONS Cancer Incidence, by Year and Sex, 1990 - 2009
Data NotesIncidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Data retrieved April 18, 2012 from New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, web site http://www.cancer-rates.info/nj/. Data for 2008 and 2009 are considered preliminary due to possible reporting delays.
Data SourcesNational Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau. Vintage 2009 bridged-rate postcensal population estimates. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm as of July 23, 2010.; New Jersey Department of Health, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey State Cancer Registry;
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DefinitionIncidence rate of invasive brain and other nervous system cancers for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 05/31/12, Published on 07/10/12