Data Release Activities
Since 1994, CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) has funded state cancer registries to collect population-based cancer incidence data under Public Law 102-515, the Cancer Registries Amendment Act. One of NPCR's goals is to release these data to public health planners and others to monitor the burden of disease and to implement cancer prevention and control programs. Starting in 2001, NPCR began receiving data annually from funded programs with the goals of establishing the quality of the data and eventually releasing the data for use in public health planning.
Each year, these products are updated to include the most recent year of data. Prior to any release, the data must meet quality standards and states must indicate in writing their agreement to participate in each data release product.
CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is pleased to announce the early release of National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) cancer incidence data for the years 1999–2009 to facilitate cancer control planning. The data are available through CDC WONDER.
The data from selected NPCR registries cover between 86% and 96% of the United States population, depending on the specific year of diagnosis. This release is part of the NPCR Data Release Plan and is based on the NPCR Cancer Surveillance System 2012 data submission.
CDC WONDER is an online query system that produces age-adjusted and crude rates in tabular, map, and chart formats. Variables include year of diagnosis, state, region or division of the United States, sex, race, ethnicity, age, primary site, and childhood cancer.
This is a joint incidence and mortality publication of CDC and the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. The report contains the official federal government cancer statistics for 98% of the U.S. population and for individual states.
This dataset consists of aggregate cancer incidence rates and counts for major cancer sites for selected counties in the United States. The purpose of this dataset is to provide aggregated county-level data for cancer control planning, policymaking, and monitoring. Examples of current users include state cancer control planners, state legislators and policymakers, and the American Cancer Society.
This dataset is hosted on the CDC Web site in CDC WONDER, an online data query and report system supported by CDC for many years. Users can obtain reports containing age-adjusted rates, crude rates, and case counts that can be requested by state, large metropolitan statistical areas, year of diagnosis, sex, race, and age using both adult and childhood classifications of cancer. The dataset is intended to allow greater flexibility in generating reports using NPCR data than was previously available. The target audience includes epidemiologists and other knowledgeable users.
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) developed the Research Data Center (RDC) to allow researchers access to restricted data. In addition to providing access to NCHS data, the RDC also hosts restricted data from NPCR-CSS as well as a variety of other groups within the Department of Health and Human Services.