BC Cancer Registry 2016 Annual Report.
With the growth and aging of British Columbia’s population as well as improvements in survival for many cancer types, the population of cancer survivors in BC is increasing. The 2016 BC Cancer Registry Annual Report provides important data to characterize this group of individuals to enable the planning of survivor programs and services that this population may require. This year’s Annual Report also includes short features of recently initiated and completed research projects that utilize data from the BC Cancer Registry.
BC Cancer Registry 2014 Annual Report. Special Focus: HPV-Associated Cancers in British Columbia
This year's annual report includes a brief look at HPV-associated cancers in British Columbia. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Although infection with HPV is often harmless, infection with some types of HPV can lead to cancer and other health problems. Although cancer rates in British Columbia have been largely stable or declining in recent years, the rates of some HPV-associated cancers are increasing in our province underscoring the importance of prevention efforts for these cancers. The 2014 Annual Report also contains information on some of the diverse projects which have used BC Cancer Registry data over the past few years.
BC Cancer Registry 2013 Annual Report: Special Focus: The Future of Cancer in British Columbia
The special focus of this report is the future burden of cancer. While BC has lower rates of new cancers compared to the rest of Canada, the inevitable dynamics of a growing population and a greater proportion of older people choosing BC as home, imply that this province can expect to see a steady increase in the number of new cancer diagnoses each year. We predict that in 2027 there will be almost 35,000 new diagnoses of cancer, up 45% from the 23,829 men and women diagnosed with cancer in 2011. An increase of this magnitude is not easily accommodated given the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of cancer care today. It is important that we anticipate these increases and plan accordingly.