Cancer incidences in urban Delhi - 2001-05.Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2009; 10(5):799-806.AP
The Delhi Population based cancer registry collects data on new cancer cases diagnosed among Delhi urban resident population. The sources for cancer registration are more than 162 government hospitals/centers and 250 private hospitals and nursing homes. During the period 1st January 2001 to 31st December 2005 a total of 54,554 cases were registered of which 28,262 were males and 26,292 were females. The age adjusted (world population) incidence rates were 116.9 per 100,000 for males and 116.7 per 100,000 for females. The leading sites of cancer among Delhi males was lung (ASR: 13.8 per 100,000) followed by oral cavity (ASR: 11.4), prostate (ASR: 9.0) and larynx (ASR: 7.9). In females, breast (ASR: 30.2 per 100,000) was the most common site of cancer, followed by cervix uteri (ASR: 17.5), ovary (ASR: 8.5) and gallbladder (ASR: 7.4). The incidence of prostate cancer in males and ovary cancer in females in Delhi were the highest among the Indian registries, while larynx among males was the second highest and the gallbladder cancer in females was the highest among Indian metropolitan cities.