- American Cancer Society Cancer Statistics
The American Cancer Society tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer (such as tobacco use and certain dietary behaviors) and the use of screening tests (such as mammography, Pap tests, and sigmoidoscopy.)
- Cancer Mortality Maps & Graphs
This site provides interactive maps, graphs (which are accessible to the blind and visually impaired), text, tables, and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers.
- Cancer Registries
This compilation of resources provides links to information on cancer statistics, such as incidence, mortality, and the prevalence of certain risk factors.
- Cancer Survivor Prevalence Data
To better understand the demographics of the U.S. population of cancer survivors, the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences' Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) and the Surveillance Research Program (SRP) worked together to develop survivorship prevalence estimates based on the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry database, which represents five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, and Utah), and four standard metropolitan statistical areas (Detroit, Atlanta, San Francisco-Oakland, and Seattle-Puget Sound).
- Cancer Trends Progress Report
This report summarizes our nation's progress against cancer in relation to Healthy People 2010 targets set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. It includes key measures of progress along the cancer control continuum and uses national trend data to illustrate where advancements have been made.
- CDC Data and Statistics
This site provides data and statistics such as an alphabetical listing of statistics on topics of public health importance and an annual report on trends in health statistics.
- Finding Cancer Statistics
This site provides access to recent reports, datasets, and statistical tools for professionals and the general public. It includes definitions of commonly used statistics, descriptions of datasets and tools, and guides to their use.
- Health, United States, 2003, Urban and Rural Health Chartbook
This document presents national trends in health statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory care and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics.
- National Center for Health Statistics: FASTATS A-Z
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site provides statistical information for a large list of alphabetized diseases and disorders.
- National Death Index
Centralized source of data on all deaths recorded in the United States.
- Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program
SEER collects information on incidence, prevalence and survival from specific geographic areas representing 28 percent of the US population and compile reports on all of these plus cancer mortality for the entire country.
- SEER-Medicare Datasets
The SEER-Medicare datasets consist of linkages to the clinical data collected by the SEER registries about claims for health services collected by Medicare for its beneficiaries.
- State Cancer Profiles
A system to characterize the cancer burden in a standardized manner in order to motivate action, integrate surveillance into cancer control planning, characterize areas and demographic groups, and expose health disparities. The focus is on cancer sites for which there are evidence based control interventions. Epidemiologists may find this site useful for exploring cancer statistics to identify research opportunities.
- World Health Organization
Provides access to information on the occurrence of cancer world-wide by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
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Last Updated: 06 Mar 2013