In 2010, the rate of invasive cancers was 446 cases for every 100,000 people in the U.S., down from 459 per 100,000 in 2009, CDC researchers said. Malignancies of the prostate, female breast, and lung and bronchial airways were the most common types of invasive cancer. Invasive cancer rates were greater among men than women, according to the study in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. More cancers could be prevented through effective use of screening, stop-smoking programs and HPV vaccination, the CDC said.

Related Summaries