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About USCS

  • Questions and Answers: A list of frequently asked questions and answers.
  • Hints for Reading Tables and Graphs: Tips and guidance for reading and understanding the tables and graphs presented in this report.
  • Uses for Report Data: Examples of current and possible uses of USCS data.
  • Contact Information: Contact information for the report co-authors: CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries, the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, and CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
  • Glossary: An alphabetical list of technical terms and acronyms related to cancer data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Technical Notes: A detailed description of data sources, registry eligibility criteria, populations covered, statistical methods, and more.

See contact information for state cancer registries.

Partners crucial to the success of cancer registration and cancer surveillance in the United States include the American Cancer Society, the American College of Surgeons, the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the National Cancer Registrars Association, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2012 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; 2015. Available at: www.cdc.gov/uscs.

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