Table 1: Age-Standardized Estimates (ASE) of incidence and mortality during 2008 for five leading cancers in men of African descent by Geography.

LocationIncidence*Mortality*Prostate Cancer Mortality : incidence rate ratio
CancerNumber of casesASE**CancerNumber of deathsASE**

AfricaProstate 39,46017.5Prostate 28,00612.50.71
Liver34,61211.7Liver33,82611.7
Lung20,8218.4Lung19,4297.9
Colorectal19,0496.9Esophagus16,6786.5
Bladder16,9386.7Colorectal14,7075.5

CaribbeanProstate 15,95071.1Prostate 6,54326.30.41
Lung5,55525.7Lung5,15723.6
Colorectal3,18614.4Colorectal2,0108.8
Stomach2,41811.2Stomach1,7698.0
Larynx1,4697.1Liver1,3046.1

US
(African American)
Prostate 30,068159.6Lung9,62949.1
Lung11,71260.4Prostate 4,58722.40.14
Colorectal8,29842.0Colorectal3,47817.5
Kidney3,60018.2Pancreas1,8949.6
Bladder2,41512.2Liver1,7488.7

*African and Caribbean incidence and mortality estimates from GLOBOCAN 2008 and include men of all races. US incidence rates from SEER-17, estimated numbers of cases for the total US based on the SEER-17 rates, and US mortality data for the entire country; all include only African American men.
**ASE: Age-Standardized Estimates per 100,000 population adjusted to the 1960 world population.