National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020
- August 19, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020 has been released by the Indian Council of Medical Research
- It estimates there will be 13.9 lakh cases of cancer in India in 2020, and that this number is likely to rise to 15.7 lakh by 2025.
- According to the data, tobacco-related cancers will account for 27.1 per cent of India’s cancer burden in 2020, followed by gastrointestinal cancer (19.7 per cent) and cancer of the cervix uteri (5.4 per cent).
- The NCRP was set up by the ICMR in 1982 to “create evidence on the burden, pattern and distribution of cancer”, for survival and management of the disease.
- Cancers of the lung, mouth, stomach and oesophagus were the most common among men, while cancers of breast and cervix uteri were the most common among women, finds the report. It also says incidence of breast cancer is on the rise while cervical cancer is on the decline.