NPCR registries cover 97% of the U.S. population. In November 2018, CDC received information on more than 30.6 million invasive cancer cases diagnosed from January 1, 1995 through December 31, 2016. More than 1.5 million new invasive cancer cases are added each year.
The National Cancer Institute’s SEER Program collects and publishes data on cancer incidence and survival from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 30% of the U.S. population. The data are collected from 19 U.S. geographic areas.
The nation’s vital statistics are available from NVSS, which is maintained by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. These vital statistics are provided through state-operated registration systems and are based on vital records filed in state vital statistics offices.
Those crucial to the success of cancer registration and cancer surveillance in the United States include the American Cancer Society,external icon the American College of Surgeons,external icon the American Joint Committee on Cancer,external icon the National Cancer Registrars Association,external icon and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.external icon