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Cancer Data and Statistics Tools

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.

United States Cancer Statistics
The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report contains official federal government cancer statistics for new cancer cases and deaths. For more information, see the USCS fact sheet. [PDF-441KB]

Interactive Cancer Atlas
CDC’s Interactive Cancer Atlas (InCA) uses USCS data to create United States maps that allow you to make quick comparisons including incidence or mortality rate or count, cancer site, gender, race/ethnicity, and year.

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. Data from selected registries, covering between 86% and 96% of the United States population depending on the year of diagnosis, may be accessed through CDC WONDER.

State Cancer Facts
The State Cancer Facts application provides state-specific data on lung, colorectal, female breast, and prostate cancers, including the estimated number of new cancer cases, cancer deaths, and the age-adjusted mortality rates for cancer deaths by race for each state.

U.S. County Cancer Incidence Dataset
This data set consists of aggregate cancer incidence rates and counts for major cancer sites for selected counties in the United States. The purpose of this data set is to provide aggregated county-level data for cancer control planning, policymaking, and monitoring. Examples of users include state cancer control planners, state legislators and policymakers, and the American Cancer Society.

National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center
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.

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