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Apr
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The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences is pleased to announce the newly updated Cancer Trends Progress Report (CTPR), an online summary of trends in US cancer control measures. The annual report summarizes the nation’s progress against cancer in relation to Healthy People 2020 targets. It includes key measures of progress along the cancer control continuum—including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, life after cancer, and end of life—and uses national trend data to illustrate where improvements have been made.

From prevention to end of life, the report provides trends across the cancer continuum by sex, age, race, ethnicity, poverty income level, and education level. It displays those trends in relation to Healthy People 2020 targets, when available. New measures this year include Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes) on the Youth Tobacco Use page and Colorectal Cancer on the Genetic Testing page.

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Feb
28
Cancer Trends Progress Report

Cancer is a major public health concern that affects more than 1.6 million Americans each year. It is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Although the cancer death (mortality) rate continues to decline across all populations, certain groups suffer a greater burden of disease, and the financial and emotional hardships caused by a cancer diagnosis persist. Thus, our nation has made large investments in cancer care and research.

 

The Cancer Trends Progress Report is an annual report published by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). The report summarizes the nation’s advances against cancer in relation to Healthy People 2020 targets. It includes key measures of progress along the cancer control continuum—including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, life after... Read more

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Oct
20

Cancer is a major health burden, with an estimated 1,688,780 new diagnoses in 2017. Between the difficulty of receiving a cancer diagnosis and the complexity of cancer data, patients and loved ones may have difficulty interpreting cancer information. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) “Did You Know?” video series breaks down cancer statistics in layman’s terms and includes easy-to-understand charts and graphs.

The “Did You Know?” video series was created through a partnership between NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and the NCI Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL). In under 5 minutes, each “Did You Know?” video discusses a specific cancer type, such as bladder cancer, or a cancer-related topic, such as cancer survivorship. Each video presents statistics that include numbers, rates, and trends in new diagnoses, 5-year survival trends, and mortality rates and trends. The statistics are given for different racial and ethnic... Read more

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