ACS Reports Cancer Facts

Beginning with Cancer Facts & Figures 2007, estimated new cancer cases were computed using a new, more accurate method developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. Improvements in the new model include use of data from a much larger percentage of the US population, allowance for geographical variation in cancer incidence, adjustment for delays in reporting, and the inclusion of many socio-demographic, medical facility, lifestyle, and cancer screening behavior variables. Comparisons of estimates produced by the old and new methods were generally similar for all cancers combined but differ substantially for some sites. For more information, see:

--> A New Method of Estimating US Incidence;
--> Projected and Observed Cancer Cases for 2003, New Method;
--> Estimated New Cancer Cases for Selected Cancer Sites by State, US, 2007, Old Method


Cancer Facts & Figures 20072007
Presents data on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, cancer risk factors, and annual estimates of expected new cases and deaths. Special section on Cancer-Related Pain. Also available:
the most-requested graphs and figures, the Cancer Statistics Presentation 2007 in PowerPoint, and Supplemental Data.
File Format: Adobe Acrobat
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