Cancer Statistics

Welcome to the Cancer Statistics page, the premier source for cancer incidence and mortality data in Pennsylvania. Use the following links to download or print various cancer statistics and reports. At the bottom of this page you will find links to other websites and resources with an emphasis on cancer statistics.

Cancer Standard Output Tables
Large volume of all the latest available and historical annual and five-year cancer incidence and mortality statistics for the state, counties, and municipalities by age, sex, race, primary site, and stage.
Cancer Brochures
Two-page brochures for melanoma, breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, and cervical cancers. Each brochure contains trend data for incidence and mortality; comparison of Pennsylvania and United States rates by race; stage of disease at time of diagnosis by sex or race; and behavioral risk factor data specific to each type of cancer.
Pennsylvania Cancer Incidence and Mortality – 2011 Executive Summary
Single year cancer statistics summarized for incidence and mortality including frequency counts and age-adjusted rates.
Pennsylvania Cancer Incidence and Mortality
Annual report of cancer incidence and mortality data for the state and counties with various statistics and charts for all cancers and 23 primary sites.
An Analysis of Cancer Incidence in Pennsylvania Counties
This report shows the number of observed and expected cancer cases and standardized incidence ratios (SIR) for 23 primary sites by county and sex. Significance testing results are also shown on county-outlined maps.
Cancer Facts and Figures, Pennsylvania
Annual brochure of cancer statistics and information including projections for the current year.
Cancer Facts and Figures for African Americans, Pennsylvania
A special brochure focusing on Pennsylvania's cancer data for African Americans.

Data in these reports were collected by the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR) located in the Bureau of Health Statistics and Research. The PCR is a full participant in the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For additional cancer statistics and national data, visit the following web sites:

   American Cancer Society (ACS)
   National Cancer Institute (NCI)
   National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) from CDC
   North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
   State Cancer Profiles from NCI
   Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) from NCI
   United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) from NPCR

 

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Epidemiologic Query and Mapping System (EpiQMS)
An interactive health statistics web tool where you can create customized data tables, charts, maps and county assessments/profiles.

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