United States Cancer Statistics (USCS)

Maintained/created by: United States Cancer Statistics (USCS)
Website: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/uscs/
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. state

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Abstract:

Users can download the data set and static graphs, tables and charts regarding cancers in the United States.

Background
The United States Cancer Statistics is web-based report created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). The site contains cancer incidence and cancer mortality data. Specific information includes: the top ten cancers, state vs. national comparisons, selected cancers, childhood cancer, cancers grouped by state/ region, cancers grouped by race/ ethnicity and brain cancers by tumor type.

Database Capabilities
Users can view static graphs, tables and charts, which can be downloaded. Within childhood cancer, users can view by year and by cancer type and age group or by cancer type and racial/ ethnic group. Otherwise, users can view data by female, male or male and female. Users may also download the entire data sets directly.

Data Notes
The data sources for the cancer incidence data are the CDC’s National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR) and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result (SEER). CDC’s National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) collects the data on cancer mortality. Data is available for each year between 1999 and 2009 or for 1999- 2009 combined.