02 January 2010
This report updates the cancer incidence projections produced by the Ministry of Health since 2002.
Overall, the risk of cancer is expected to stabilise or even decline slightly over the next decade. Nevertheless, the burden of cancer will still increase, because of the increasing size and older age structure of the New Zealand population.
Up-to-date cancer projections are useful for planning of cancer services and projecting requirements for the oncology workforce.