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United States Cancer Statitics

The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) is the most comprehensive federal report available on state-specific cancer rates. This report includes cancer incidence data obtained from registries covering 98% of the U.S. population. Mortality data from all states and the District of Columbia were also included and cover 100% of the U.S. population. The report supplies essential state, population, racial, ethnic and gender information for tailored cancer prevention and control programs nationwide.

The USCS is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NCI, in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). The annual report provides a basis for individual states and researchers to describe the variability in cancer incidence and death rates across different populations and to focus on certain populations for evidence-based cancer control programs.

The latest report, US Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality, was released in December 2007 and is available on the CDC Web site.