Prevalence of Cancer in India: Agreement between NICPR and AIIA for Prevention (Download PDF)

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MoU has been signed on 19th October 2016 between National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) and All India Institute of Ayurveda for prevention of cancer and research.

Geography of Cancer

The main objectives are:

  • Bring practitioners of different systems of medicine to join hands for efficient cancer care.
  • Bring hidden potentials for managing and prevention of cancer through different systems of medicine.
  • Integrating hoisting of cancer research.

Prevalence of Cancer in India

Chart Showing Prevalence of Cancer in India
  • Estimated 14.5 lakh Indians living with cancer
  • Over 7 lakh new cases registered every year and 5,56, 400 deaths said to be cancer related
  • Estimated 71 % of all cancer related deaths occur in age group between 30 to 69 years
  • Rate of mortality due to cancer in India high with about 806000 existing cases by the end of the last century.
  • Second most common disease responsible for maximum mortality with about 0.3 million deaths per year.
  • Poor availability of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • All types of cancers reported in Indian population including skin, lungs, breast, rectum, stomach, prostate, liver, cervix, esophagus, bladder, blood, mouth etc.
  • High incidence rates due to both:
    • Internal factors: Genetic mutations, hormonal, poor immune conditions
    • External and environmental factors: Food habits, industrialization, growth of population, social
  • Efforts made to predict the effect of increasing number of cancer patients on the Indian economy.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 28, 2017


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