State Cancer Profiles

The State Cancer Profiles website provides interactive graphics and maps to characterize the cancer burden across various geographic areas and demographic groups. It focuses on cancer sites for which there are evidence-based control interventions.

The target audiences are health planners, policy makers, and cancer information providers who need quick and easy access to descriptive cancer statistics to prioritize investments in cancer control.

The website brings together data that are collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute public health surveillance systems by using either their published reports or public use files. The data are the most recent data that have completed the national data synthesis and quality assurance processes. Many states provide websites with their individual state data, which may be more recent, or in more detail, than can be provided nationally.

The State Cancer Profiles website provides a variety of helpful resources including tutorials, descriptions, and quick reference guides for tables and graphs on the website, which include data on county-level cancer screening, incidence, and mortality rates.

Evaluation: The website brings together data that are collected from public health surveillance systems by using either their published reports or public use files.

Permissions: Made publicly available online by the US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and the National Cancer Institute.

Publication date: Updated annually

Post date: September 21, 2017

Contact: Submit comments, questions, and suggestions via web form.