Health Indicator Report of Cancer of the Brain and Central Nervous System
Brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors are the second most common cancers in children (after leukemia). They account for about 16% of childhood cancers.^1^ The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). Brain and spinal cord tumors are growths of abnormal cells in tissues of the brain or spinal cord. Tumors that start in the brain are called primary brain tumors. A tumor that starts in another part of the body and spreads to the brain is called a metastatic brain tumor. Brain and spinal cord tumors can occur in both adults and children. The types of tumors that form and the way they are treated are different in children and adults. The prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on many factors, including age, tumor size, tumor type, and where the tumor is in the CNS.[[br]] [[br]] ---- 1. Ross JA & Spector LG. 2006. Cancers in Children. In: Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, 3rd Ed. (Schottenfeld D, Fraumeni JH, eds.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press pp. 1251-1268.
Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer Number of Cases by Year, Utah, 2000-2015
Data SourceThe cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
Data Interpretation IssuesIncidence rates may vary from source to source. This may be due to provisional data or using different population databases.
DefinitionThe rate of incidence of cancer of the brain and central nervous system (ICD-10: C71-72) in Utah per 100,000 population.
NumeratorThe number of incidents of cancer of the brain and central nervous system among Utah population for a given time period (ICD-10: C71-72).
DenominatorPopulation of Utah for a specific period of time.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?From 2010-2014, Utah had a slightly higher age-adjusted incidence rate of brain and central nervous system cancer than the U.S. Utah's rate was 7.1 per 100,000 population and the U.S. rate was 6.5 per 100,000 population.^2^[[br]] [[br]] ---- 2. National Cancer Institute. (2017). State Cancer Profiles: Utah. Accessed on December 20, 2017 from [https://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/].
Page Content Updated On 12/05/2017, Published on 03/30/2018