Cancer in Maryland

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When one looks at cancer in Maryland there are approximately 32,000 cases in a given year. In 2017, the last year for which there is full data, the most commonly diagnosed cancer was breast cancer. Approximately 1% (50) of the 5000 or so Marylanders diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 were men. Prostate cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, followed by cancer of the lung which is also known as cancer of the lung and bronchus, followed by cancer of the colon and rectum which is sometimes referred to as colorectal cancer. Other commonly diagnosed cancers in Maryland include melanoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and cancer of the uterus. There are at least 100 different types of cancer and these are the most common.

Cigarette Restitution Fund at Johns Hopkins

Collaborations with our many partners throughout Maryland have allowed us to educate our citizens about cancer prevention and detection. Our goal is not only to teach people about cancer screening services, but to guide and support them as they put what they’ve learned into place.

William Nelson Discusses Tobacco Funds' Impact on Research

Learn more about the Cancer Restitution Fund in our Conquest publication.

Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Research Grant Awardees

FY2020 Awards