Sources for cancer statistics include:
The American Cancer Society
The ACS tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests. www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/stt_0.asp
National Cancer Institute SEER Data
The SEER Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results website provides information on cancer statistics to help reduce the burden of cancer on the U.S. population. SEER collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries. http://seer.cancer.gov/
International Agency for Research on Cancer (CANCERMondial)
- Incidence data collected by cancer registries worldwide : CI5 I-VIII (Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Vol. I to VIII) study.
- The data on incidence and survival of children and adolescents in Europe (ACCIS project)
- Mortality data extracted from the World Health Organization (WHO) databank.
- The most recent estimates of the cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence, by sex and cancer site, for all the countries of the world (GLOBOCAN 2002).
The data extracted from this website are in the public domain. You may use it “as is” but must cite the corresponding reference. While there should be no restrictions on the use of information published in CANCERMondial , users are asked to acknowledge the original data providers and the CANCERMondial web-page address: http://www-dep.iarc.fr/