The incidence of cancer in the US is estimated to increase 45% between 2010 and 2030 to approximately 2.3 million people, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A 67% increase in cancer in adults age 65 or older and a 99% increase in minorities are primarily responsible for the overall increase. Both populations will make up an increasing percentage of the US population over the next two decades. In women, the most common types of cancer in 2030 are expected to be breast, lung and colorectal. In men, the most common types are forecasted to be prostate, lung and colorectal. The types of cancer with the highest rate of increased incidence are expected to be stomach, liver, myeloma and pancreas, the incidence of which are estimated to increase 67%, 59%, 57% and 55%, respectively.

Source: Clinical Laboratory News

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