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Cancer Data & Vital Statistics: Sources for cancer data

This guide points to sources of cancer data with a focus on Pennsylvania.

Cancer Incidence & Prevalence Resources

Produced by: Pennsylvania Department of Health
Geographic coverage: County, state, and health service regions level
Dates of coverage: 2000 to app 3 years ago

Produced by: National Cancer InstituteNCI Cancer Atlas PA All races Cancer incidence in children
Geographic coverage: County and state level

Includes: More for 35 cancers, including brain and ONS, esophagus, breast, lung and bronchus cervical, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, ovarian, thyroid, and stomach.

Produced by: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Geographic coverage: County level, MMSA level (limited), and state level
Dates of coverage: 1995 to app 1 year ago

Prevalence Data & Data Analysis Tools contains:

cancer-rate.infoGeographic coverage: County, micro statistical area, metro statistical area, health service region, and state level; not all states participate
Dates of coverage: 1995 to 2017; does not cover all states

Cancer Mortality

Produced by: Pennsylvania Department of Health
Geographic coverage: County, state, and health service regions level
Dates of coverage: 2000 to app 3 years ago

  • 1: Overview
    • Click on the type of cancer to see an overview of: Incidence; Mortality; Trends; Projections; Limited-duration prevalence; Stage at diagnosis; Age at diagnosis or death; Net survival; Lifetime risks; County rankings
  • 13: How many cancer deaths will there be this year?
    • Data from 2005 to current year by type of cancer and gender

Produced by: National Cancer InstituteState Cancer Profiles Pennsylvania Cancer Mortality Map
Geographic coverage: County level
Dates of coverage: 1975 to most current available

Produced by: National Cancer InstituteNCI Historical Mortality
Geographic coverage: County and state level

Includes: More for 35 cancers, including brain and ONS, esophagus, breast, lung and bronchus cervical, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, ovarian, thyroid, and stomach.

Produced by: National Cancer Institute
Geographic coverage: County and state level
Dates of coverage: 1971-2015

Animated maps show changes in mortality in 5-year increments by cancer type/site and gender.

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