Cancer & Disease Statistics

American Cancer Society Cancer Facts and Figures for Americans
This Web site provides up-to-date cancer information, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. In addition to providing an overall report, this Web site also provides statistical information specific to Hispanics and African Americans for 2001.


CDC WONDER provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data. This resource provides an easy-to-use search interface for users to access the desired information. Users must complete a free registration to use this resource.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
MMWR is a weekly publication produced by the CDC. This resource contains information from weekly reports from the state health departments. MMWR provides both articles and tables for users to find health and cancer related statistics.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The official Web site for NCI provides a wealth of cancer-related information. Users can find statistical information by cancer type with this resource.

National Center for Health Statistics
As the principal health-statistics agency, this resource compiles statistical data and organizes a variety of resources. Users can use this resource to find cancer and disease statistics, demographics and many other types of information.

NCI Cancer Mortality Maps and Graphs
NCI's Web resource provides interactive maps, graphs, text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer-death rates from 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers. This resource also provides users with the ability to view information for specific states within the U.S. and for specific ethnicities.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Country Health Profiles
PAHO's resource provides information on diseases, services, and resources at the regional and country levels. Information for each country is provided in PDF format.

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)
The NCI created SEER to be an authoritative resource on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. It collects and publishes cancer information from 11 population-based cancer registries, covering approximately 14 percent of the U.S. population. The SEER Web site allows users to view statistics by cancer type with statistics on age, gender and ethnicity.

SEER Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States
This SEER publication provides a description of the occurrence of the major cancer types among several racial/ethnic groups. It presents information to users in pdf format for ease of viewing and printing.

Washington State Cancer Registry
The Washington State Cancer Registry provides users with the incidence of cancer in the state of Washington. Users can read the cancer registry reports in pdf format for the years 1994-2004. Users can also use the registry's WSCR Data Online to gain access to cancer statistics.

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
WHOSIS is a guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information from the World Health Organization. It provides health and disease statistical resources for countries around the world, including the United States.

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