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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Feb 22;62(7):113-8.

Invasive cancer incidence - United States, 2009.

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Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death in the United States, and many cancers are preventable. Surveillance of cancer incidence can help public health officials target areas for cancer control efforts and track progress toward the national cancer objectives set forth in Healthy People 2020. This report summarizes the most recent invasive cancer incidence rates by sex, age, race, ethnicity, primary site, and state of residence using data from U.S. Cancer Statistics (USCS) for 2009. USCS includes incidence data from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program and mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System. In 2009, a total of 1,476,504 invasive cancers were diagnosed in the United States, an annual incidence rate of 459 cases per 100,000 persons. Cancer incidence rates were higher among men (524) than women (414), highest among blacks (473) and lowest among American Indian/Alaska Natives (273), and ranged by state from 387 to 509. Populations defined by state of residence, race, or ethnicity with high rates of cancer might benefit most from targeted cancer prevention and control efforts.

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