Cancer Registries’ Value for You
Have you ever wondered, “How do we know what causes cancer?” or “Who is most likely to get cancer and why?” Learn what a cancer registry is and how cancer registries help answer these important questions.
Identifying Groups of People Who Have a Higher Risk
Registry data found that people who receive organ transplants may have twice the risk of getting cancer as the general population.
Increasing Screening in Underserved Areas
Registry data helps persuade a large health care system to support a statewide plan to increase colon cancer screening.
Investigating Possible Causes of Cancer
The high lung cancer rates in Appalachian Kentucky aren’t only due to smoking. Cancer-causing elements in rocks are partly to blame.
Recent Research Based on Cancer Registry Data
- Gallbladder cancer incidence and mortality, United States 1999–2011
- Vital Signs: Melanoma incidence and mortality trends and projections—United States, 1982–2030
- Invasive cancer incidence—Puerto Rico, 2007–2011
- Invasive cancer incidence and survival—United States, 2011
- Vital Signs: Cervical cancer incidence, mortality, and screening—United States, 2007–2012
- Decreasing trend in tobacco-related cancer incidence, United States 2005–2009
- Cancer incidence rates and trends among children and adolescents in the United States, 2001–2009
- Patterns in lung cancer incidence rates and trends by histologic type in the United States, 2004–2009
- Continued rise in incidence of renal cell carcinoma, especially in young and high-grade disease, United States, 2001–2010