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United States Cancer Statistics (USCS)
Technical Notes: USCS Publication Criteria
Cancer incidence data that appear on this Web site are from statewide or metropolitan area cancer registries that have high-quality cancer incidence data for individual (such as 2009) and combined (such as 2007–2011) years as demonstrated by meeting the following criteria on data quality for all cancer sites combined
State and metropolitan area registries that met the publication criteria outlined above are available.
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Page last updated: August 20, 2014
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion