Tumor Registry ( HTR ) released updated cancer statistics in Hawai ‘ i Cancer at a Glance , 2014-2018 . This publication , released every few years , informs the community about the impact of cancer across the state of Hawai ‘ i , and includes statistics about new cancer cases , cancer survivorship , and mortality . Data from this report drives research at the UH Cancer Center , determining which cancers and populations are affected the most .
The HTR is responsible for cancer surveillance in the state , and collects confidential data on each cancer diagnosis , treatment , and outcomes of patients in Hawai ‘ i . The HTR has provided incidence and survival data on all cases of cancer in Hawai ‘ i since 1973 . It is a funded registry of the National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results ( SEER ) Program — one of only 22 registries nationwide .
Statewide cancer incidence and mortality data are critical for understanding the impact of cancer on the people of Hawai ‘ i and for establishing strategies and priorities for cancer prevention , early detection , treatment , and survivorship .”
– BRENDA HERNANDEZ , PHD , MPH HAWAI ‘ I TUMOR REGISTRY PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
2014-2018 HAWAI ‘ I CANCER DATA
Annually , an average of 7,393 Hawai ‘ i residents are diagnosed with invasive cancer .
2,393 individuals die from cancer each year .
In 2018 , there were 66,779 Hawai ‘ i residents living with cancer .
Breast cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women .
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men .
Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer death in the state .