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Notice to Readers: Release of 1999--2005 United States Cancer Statistics Web-Based Report

CDC and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have combined their cancer incidence data to produce United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): 1999--2005 Incidence and Mortality Data, a web-based report. The report is produced in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

Data from population-based central cancer registries that meet selected quality criteria are included in this web-based report, which provides annual state-specific and regional data for cancer cases diagnosed during 1999--2005 and for 2001--2005 combined. The data from 2005 are the most recent year for which incidence data are available. The report also provides cancer mortality data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Data collected by state cancer registries help public health professionals understand and address the nation's cancer burden. Health agencies use information regarding cancer cases and cancer deaths to report on cancer trends, assess the effect of cancer prevention and control efforts, participate in research, and respond to reports of suspected increases in cancer occurrence.

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