United States Cancer Statistics: Highlights from 2015 Incidence

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In 2015, 1,633,390 new cancer cases were reported in the United States.

U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Briefs, No. 3
June 2018

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Note

The data in this data brief were the most recent data available at the time of publication. More recent data may be available in an updated data brief or in the U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool, which is updated annually.

  • CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Programexternal icon annually produce U.S. Cancer Statistics data, which are the official federal cancer statistics. U.S. Cancer Statistics provides cancer information on the entire U.S. population.
  • In 2015, a total of 1,633,390 new cancer cases were reported in the United States: 816,937 in men and 816,453 in women. The overall incidence rate was 437.7 per 100,000 persons.
  • Overall, men had higher cancer incidence rates than women for most of the leading sites: lung, colorectal, kidney, melanomas of the skin, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Lung cancer was the third most common cancer among Hispanic men and women, but the second most common cancer among men and women of other races and ethnicities.
Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. United States Cancer Statistics: Highlights from 2015 Incidence. USCS data brief, no 3. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2018.

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