Jointly issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer is an update of rates for new cases and deaths as well as trends for the most common cancers in the United States. This year’s Special Section focuses on cancer trends among adults ages 20 to 49.
- The Annual Report to the Nation provides long-term trends in cancer incidence rates (new cases) and mortality rates (deaths) for all races combined.
- Researchers found continued declines in cancer mortality rates for men, women, and children.
- Overall cancer incidence rates continued to decrease among men and remained stable among women.
- This year’s Special Section focused on cancer trends among adults ages 20 to 49.
- For all age groups combined, incidence and death rates were higher among men than women, but among adults 20-49 years, incidence and death rates were lower among men than women.
- The most common cancers in this age group were:
- Breast, thyroid and melanoma of the skin for women, with breast cancer far exceeding any of the other cancers; and
- Colorectal, testicular and melanoma of the skin for men.