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United States Cancer Statistics

The United States Cancer Statistics are combined cancer registry data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Together, these data provide the latest cancer information on the entire U.S. population.

The current statistics provide state-specific and regional data for diagnosed cancer cases and for cancer deaths that occurred from 1999 through 2014. 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 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.