Cancer Data and Statistics

Why Use U.S. Cancer Statistics?

This video highlights the features of U.S. Cancer Statistics, the official federal cancer statistics.

In the United States in 2018, 1,708,921 new cancer cases were reported and 599,265 people died of cancer. For every 100,000 people, 436 new cancer cases were reported and 149 people died of cancer. 2018 is the latest year for which incidence data are available.

The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) are the official federal cancer statistics. They come from combined cancer registry data collected by CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program.external icon These data are used to understand cancer burden and trends, support cancer research, measure progress in cancer control and prevention efforts, target action on eliminating disparities, and improve cancer outcomes for all.

Data Visualizations Tool

The Data Visualizations tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from USCS. It includes the latest cancer data covering the U.S. population.

United States map

See rates of new cancers or cancer deaths for the entire United States and individual states for common cancers. Also, see the top 10 cancers for men and women.

Bar chart of demographics.

See rates or numbers of new cancers or cancer deaths by race/ethnicity, sex, and age group for all cancers combined or for common cancers.

Line chart of trends.

See how the rates of new cancers or cancer deaths changed over time for the entire United States and individual states, for all cancers combined or for common cancers.

USCS Public Use Databases

Researchers can access and analyze high-quality population-based cancer incidence data on the entire United States population. De-identified cancer incidence data are available to researchers for free in public use databases.

Person looking at a laptop with pie and bar charts.

Tools that provide various statistics about cancer, as well as databases available to researchers.

Laptop screen showing line and pie charts.

Other sources of cancer data for the United States and worldwide.