Cancer of the Spine

How Big Is the Problem?
  • Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
  • Gordon R. Bell
  • Robert F. Mclain
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


For the second consecutive year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute have released an annual US Cancer Statistics report (1). Published in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, this report provides detailed information on cancer incidence, surveillance, epidemiology, and end results for 66 selected primary cancer sites and subsites for males (Table 1), 70 selected primary cancer sites and subsites for females (Table 2), and for all cancer sites combined (Figs. 1 and 2). In addition, these data have been analyzed with regard to geographic area, race, sex, and age (Table 3). According to the CDC and National Cancer Institute, 84% of the US population is covered in the 2000 surveillance report (1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
    • 1
  • Gordon R. Bell
    • 2
  • Robert F. Mclain
    • 3
  1. 1.The Cleveland Clinic Spine InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland
  2. 2.The Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute and the Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland
  3. 3.Lerner College of Medicine and The Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland

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