This dataset resulted from the study, Breast and cervical cancer between 1980 and 2010: a systematic analysis, collected data on mortality and incidence for breast and cervical cancer and examined trends in reproductive aged women (aged 15-49) compared to women aged 15-79, as well as country and regional trends, published in The Lancet.
Cancer registry data on mortality and incidence, vital registration, and verbal autopsy data were systematically collected for the period 1980–2010. Vital registration and verbal autopsy were supplemented with incidence multiplied by the mortality to incidence (MI) ratio to yield a comprehensive database of mortality rates and the Gaussian process regression was used to develop estimates of mortality with uncertainty by age, sex, country and year. Estimates of incidence with uncertainty were also generated with mortality and mortality to incidence (MI) ratios.
Results showed that there is a need to strengthen established health-system responses through policy interventions to reduce breast and cervical cancer, especially in developing countries.