Cancer in North America Database

Maintained/created by: North American Association for National Cancer Registries
Website: http://www.cancer-rates.info/naaccr/
Geographic unit of data: U.S. National, U.S. state, International

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Abstract:

Background

Users can access data about cancer statistics in the United States and Canada including but not limited to searches by type of cancer, race, sex, population, and geography. The Cancer in North America database is maintained by the North American Association for National Cancer Registries. The North American Association for National Cancer Registries partners with the Centers for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute, Commission on Cancer, American Cancer Society, American Joint Commission on Cancer, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Cancer in North America database collects cancer information from specific geographic states and provinces.

Data Notes

Users are able to search by a variety of factors. Users are able to search by geography (North America, Canada, United States),cancer site, year range, sex, race/ethnicity, and standard population. Data is then displayed in map and table format. Users have the option of viewing the data in bar chart format as well. On the provided table users are able to click on specific regions for more detailed information including population at risk, total cases, crude rate, and age adjusted rate. The year and reference is clearly marked for every data query underneath the data table or map. The most recent data is available from 2007. There is no indication when the site will be updated.