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New cancer cases in Northeast to reach 57,131 by 2025: ICMR-NCDIR report

New cancer cases in Northeast to reach 57,131 by 2025: ICMR-NCDIR report
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The number of new cancer cases in the Northeast is likely to increase to 57,131 by 2025, in comparison to the estimated 50,317 in 2020, said a report released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) -National Centre for Disease Informatics & Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru.

The report titled "Profile of cancer and related health indicators in the Northeast Region of India" said that these estimates are based on cancer data compiled by eleven population based cancer registries (PBCRs) in all the eight states.

The report also includes data from seven hospital based cancer registries (HBCRs) in Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from 2012 to 2016.

"The NE cancer registries have done commendable work.

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