December 9, 2016

Reference: American Cancer Society Launches New Cancer Statistics Center

From the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society has launched a new web tool to make it easier for reporters, the public, and those involved in the cancer fight to find and share cancer statistics.

The Cancer Statistics Center uses data from the Society’s annual Cancer Facts & Figures report and Cancer Statistics article (published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians), as well  as much, much more data, to create a comprehensive interactive resource to help the public learn about the cancer burden in the United States.

It provides detailed statistics on a range of topics including:

  • Estimated new cancer cases and deaths by sex, state, and cancer type in the current year
  • Current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends for individual cancer sites
  • Risk factors (e.g.: smoking, obesity) and screening rates by state

The website can be used to:

  • View and download maps, graphs, and charts
  • Create custom downloadable maps, graphs, and charts
  • Export data to Excel
  • Share specific statistics that are important to readers

Direct to Cancer Statistics Center (CancerStatisticsCenter.cancer.org)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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