Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Colorectal Cancer
Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Increases in colorectal cancer screening (which can include the removal of precancerous polyps), have led to decreases in colorectal cancer incidence.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 objective CA-9. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. 2013 data are preliminary.
Data SourceNew Jersey State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionAge-adjusted incidence rate of cancer of the colon and rectum per 100,000 standard population ICD-O-3 codes: C18.0-C20.9 (excl. types 9590-9992)
NumeratorNumber of new cases of invasive colorectal cancer diagnosed
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce invasive colorectal cancerU.S. Target: 39.9 new cases per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 39.7 new cases per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
Other ObjectivesObjective CA-9: Reduce the age-adjusted incidence rate of invasive colorectal cancer per 100,000 standard population to 39.7 for the total population, 39.8 among Whites, 41.2 among Blacks, 31.2 among Hispanics, and 25.1 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?Although the incidence rates have been declining for some time, only the Asian population has reached its Healthy New Jersey 2020 target of 25.1 so far.
What Is Being Done?A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2008-2012 was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness, and death due to cancer among New Jersey residents.
Evidence-based PracticesScreening can find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths in the colon or rectum) so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure.
Available ServicesNJDOH has many programs and partnerships related to cancer resources, cancer information and cancer prevention. http://nj.gov/health/cancer/ NJDOH Cancer Support Services: http://nj.gov/health/cancer/support.shtml Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality mapping, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping: http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/reports.shtml
Health Program InformationNJDOH Cancer Initiatives: http://nj.gov/health/cancer/index.shtml
Page Content Updated On 08/01/2016, Published on 11/28/2016