New Updates to the US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool

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The US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool provides quick access to data for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and public health professionals. New data have been added, and the tool’s layout has been redesigned to improve navigation, data-sharing options, and visual displays.

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US Cancer Statistics are the official federal cancer statistics covering the entire US population.

The changes are described below.

Data are grouped under six new headings across the top of the website. These new headings are:

  • At a Glance:
    • An overview of new cancer case counts and rates.
    • Death counts and rates.
    • Leading cancer sites statistics.
    • Statistics for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, specifically non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native people living in Indian Health Service Purchase/Referred Care Delivery Area (PRCDA) counties.
    • Childhood cancer statistics.
  • Geography: Cancer data by state, county, and congressional district and for Puerto Rico.
  • Trends: Cancer trends in dynamic maps for the overall United States and by state.
  • Stage/Survival/Prevalence:– Cancer stage data, 5-year relative survival, and limited duration prevalence by specific type of cancer, race, ethnicity, and age group.
  • Screening and Risk factors: Cancer screening and risk factor data from CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
  • Special Analysis: Data for brain cancer that uses the standard histology groupings of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States and for other cancers grouped by associated risk factors, such as alcohol use, obesity, and tobacco use.

More format options are available.

  • You can now display data in multiple formats, such as graphs, maps, and tables. You can also download data for each tile display in Excel.

Information can be shared on social media and in PowerPoint.

  • You can create a link for the data display you’ve created and share it on Facebook or Twitter.
  • You can export the graphs, maps, and tables you create to PowerPoint and use them in reports, presentations, or other documents.

New information has been added. The new data include:

Cancer registry data are used to measure progress in preventing and treating cancer. US Cancer Statistics data lay the groundwork for studying health disparities, identifying populations most affected by cancer, and encouraging action to achieve health equity in cancer.

You can use the US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool to:

  • Research cancer data at state, county, or congressional district levels.
  • Examine staging, survival, and prevalence nationwide.
  • Study cancers according to their associated risk factors.
  • Understand prevalence of cancer screening and underlying risk factors, such as nutrition, obesity, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, tobacco use, and Human Papillomavirus.

US Cancer Statistics are the official federal cancer statistics. They include information on newly diagnosed cancer cases from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, as well as cancer death data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.

The US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool was created by CDC. If you have questions or feedback about the tool, email uscsdata@cdc.gov.

More Information

Blog—Four Reasons Why You Should Use the US Cancer Statistics Tools

Video—Why Use US Cancer Statistics?

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Page last reviewed: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Page last updated: Thursday, November 4, 2021