Quick Profiles provide a quick way of assessing the burden and risk for a major cancer site for the U.S. overall or for a selected state.
Cancer statistics require careful interpretation. See the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page about State Rankings for insight into interpreting cancer statistics particularly if you are a new user of cancer statistics.
- Mortality data are provided by the National Vital Statistics System at the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Incidence data are provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program.
- Population counts for denominators in the calculation of rates and trends are provided to the National Cancer Institute by the U.S. Census Bureau and use the National Center for Health Statistics file needed to bridge from the Census 2000 multiple race coding to historical groupings of race and ethnicity.
- Rates are calculated using SEER*Stat.
- Trends are determined by using Joinpoint analysis of available historical data and reporting the last segment as the most recent trend.