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Table 5 Expected number of cases of the most frequent cancers (based on cancer registry data) in a potential cohort of 800,000 people (100,000 per gender and region)

From: Multi-center feasibility study evaluating recruitment, variability in risk factors and biomarkers for a diet and cancer cohort in India

    Trivandrum  
Site New Delhi Mumbai Rural Urban Total
Male      
   Oral cavity/pharynx 155 165 255 165 740
   Esophagus 40 45 50 35 170
   Stomach 25 30 85 65 205
   Colorectal 40 40 50 120 250
   Lung 110 60 225 185 580
   Prostate 35 25 35 80 175
  405 365 700 650 2,120
No. of cancers in males (shown above) by age categories:     
   Under 40 27 16 15 20 78
   40-49 86 76 120 140 422
   50-59 140 126 340 195 801
   Above 60 152 147 225 295 819
Female      
   Oral cavity/pharynx 50 75 120 45 290
   Esophagus 30 35 10 5 80
   Stomach 15 15 15 10 55
   Colorectal 30 35 55 50 170
   Lung 30 30 40 35 135
   Breast 315 295 460 370 1440
   Cervix uteri 190 145 140 85 560
  660 630 840 600 2,730
No. of cancers in females (shown above) by age categories:    
   Under 40 72 57 100 40 269
   40-49 210 192 260 185 847
   50-59 209 203 275 205 892
   Above 60 169 178 205 170 722