Cancer Data and Statistics
Cancer registries provide the data-driven foundation for cancer control efforts in the United States.
The United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2014 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report (USCS) combines cancer registry data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program to produce a new set of official federal statistics on cancer incidence (newly diagnosed cases) for a single year.
The current report provides state-specific and regional data for cancer cases diagnosed and for cancer deaths that occurred in 2014, the most recent year for which incidence data are available. Each year of data includes more than 1.5 million cases of invasive cancer, including about 15,000 cases among children younger than 20 years, and more than 590,000 deaths from cancer. These data are used to assess the cancer burden, measure progress in cancer control and prevention efforts, and target action to address disparities.
The new Data Visualizations tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from the USCS Web-based report.
- New cancer cases
- Cancer deaths
- Data interpretation
- By state
- By sex, age, race, and ethnicity
- Over time
The latest cancer data covering 100% of the U.S. population
NPCR and SEER Incidence – 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 reported to CDC’s National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program are available to researchers for free in public use databases that can be accessed using software developed by NCI’s SEER Program.
Cancer surveillance data from these two programs are combined to become United States Cancer Statistics (USCS), the official source for federal cancer data. Combined data from NPCR and the SEER Program include cancer incidence and population data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, providing information on more than 22 million cancer cases.
Two public use databases are available: the 2001–2014 database, which includes data for 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the 2005–2014 database, which includes data for 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.