The Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh and Aizawl in Mizoram registered the highest incidence of new cancer cases in the country among women and men respectively, according to a government report.
The report, released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (IMCR) and the National Center for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), stated that Papumpare district has 219.8 cancer cases per lakh among women.
Mizoram’s capital Aizawl has 269.4 cases per lakh among men, it said.
Northeast India is the cancer capital of the country with the highest age-adjusted cancer incidence of newly diagnosed cancers in the country, said Dr Kaling Jerang, the principal investigator of Population Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) at Bakin Pertin General Hospital (BPGH). ) in Pasighat.
The PBCR project under the ICMR-NCDIR, Bengaluru, has been studying cancer trends under the National Cancer Registry Program (NCRP), he said Tuesday.
He hoped that the cancer data revealed by the project will be used by governments in policy decisions related to cancer prevention, treatment and management.
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