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While new cases of prostate cancer do not vary greatly by race in North Carolina, the state leads the nation in prostate cancer deaths among blacks. Stage-at-diagnosis was the most important determinant for survival.
Sixteen paper mills operate in twelve North Carolina counties. Concern by citizens over the possible link between mill emissions and increased cancer risk led the Central Cancer Registry to develop a study. The results did not support such a link.
The N.C. Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources implemented in 1982 a program to evaluate cancer clusters, an increased cancer rate in a small area or within a short time period. An overview of current evaluating procedures is included
Carol Dickinson and Tim Aldrich use information provided by North Carolina Hospitals and the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry to determine the accuracy of both cancer incidence and tumor registries.