Radiation Oncology/Epidemiology/Taiwan Cancer Registry

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Taiwan Cancer Registry Website

Chiang et al. (2016) Incidence and survival of adult cancer patients in Taiwan, 2002–2012. J Formos Med Assoc. 2016 Dec;115(12):1076-1088. (PMID 26786251)

• A total of 105,832 people diagnosed with various types of cancer in 2016 in Taiwan

• Estimated a new cancer case every four minutes and 58 seconds

• Median age for cancer diagnosis about 63 years of age

Cancer Incidence (2016) in Taiwan:

(1) Colon cancer

(2) Lung cancer

(3) Female breast cancer

(4) Liver cancer

(5) Oral cavity cancer (including oropharyngeal cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, etc.)

(6) Prostate cancer

(7) Thyroid cancer

(8) Stomach cancer

(9) Skin cancer

(10) Esophageal cancer

Male Cancer Incidence (2016) in Taiwan:

(1) Colon cancer

(2) Liver cancer

(3) Lung cancer

(4) Oral cavity cancer (including oropharyngeal cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, etc.)

(5) Prostate cancer

(6) Esophageal cancer

(7) Gastric cancer

(8) Skin cancer

(9) Bladder cancer

(10) Leukemia

Female Cancer Incidence (2016) in Taiwan:

(1) Breast cancer

(2) Colon cancer

(3) Lung cancer

(4) Thyroid cancer

(5) Liver cancer

(6) Endometrial cancer

(7) Ovarian cancer

(8) Cervical cancer

(9) Skin cancer

(10) Gastric cancer

Childhood Cancer Incidence (PMID 25599927) in Taiwan:

(1) Leukemia

(2) Brain tumor

(3) Lymphoma

(4) Neuroblastoma

(5) Germ cell tumor

(6) Osteosarcoma

(7) Soft tissue sarcoma

(8) Wilms' tumor

(9) Hepatic tumor

(10) Retinoblatoma

The 10 leading causes of cancer death in 2016 in Taiwan