CDC Releases Annual U.S. Cancer Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the latest annual release of the U.S. Cancer Statistics, the official federal cancer statistics, providing cancer information on the U.S. population. The data release is a culmination of a tremendous amount of effort by cancer registrars, reporting facilities, central cancer registry staff, and CDC NPCR and NCI SEER staff and contractors.

This year’s data release includes Minnesota’s county-level cancer case data for the first time. The data release also includes cancer deaths presented by single race group from 2018 through 2022. The USCS Stat Bites present incidence, mortality, prevalence, and relative survival statistics for the four most common cancers (breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal).

The data show that the number of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2021 was higher than in 2020 but was slightly lower than pre-pandemic trends. Read the USCS Data brief for highlights from the 2021 data.

How can I access the latest U.S. Cancer Statistics data?

  • Data Visualizations Tool

Using the Data Visualizations tool, you can create and export presentation-ready trend graphs, maps, and tables by state, county, and demographic characteristics. Watch this video for an overview of the Data Visualizations Tool.

  • Public Use Database

Researchers can use the public use database to take a deeper dive into cancer incidence and population data for the United States. With more than 37 million cases and 20 plus years of data available (2001 to 2021), this is a valuable resource for examining populations by demographic and cancer characteristics.

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