On October 1, 2020, the National Cancer Center and the Cancer Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences released the latest report on lung cancer in China in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), which lists the latest data on the incidence and mortality of lung cancer in China and systematically introduces the current status of lung cancer screening, prevention and control and the development of treatment methods such as surgery, radiotherapy, and systemic therapy. The data published in this report are registered in 2015.

“Cancer statistics were updated by the National Central Cancer Registry on the basis of data from 368 qualified cancer registries. It was estimated that the total number of newly diagnosed cases of lung cancer in the People’s Republic of China in 2015 was about 787,000, corresponding to over 2100 new lung cancer diagnoses each day.” This means, every minute 1.5 people are diagnosed with lung cancer and 1 person dies from lung cancer. In 2015, the number of lung cancer deaths nationwide was 630,500, and one out of every four cancer deaths was due to lung cancer.https://www.jto.org/article/S1556-0864(20)30375-0/fulltext