Annual Report to the Nation
on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014
Featuring Survival by Stage, Race/Ethnicity, and State for Common Cancers

Learn about factors that contribute to survival rates, improvements in screening and treatment, and the 5-year relative survival rates for several cancer types.

Key Points

  • The report highlights the period from 1975 to 2014 to provide the best perspective on 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, 5-year survival rates for cancer have improved in the U.S. since 1975. However, survival rates can vary based on race, ethnicity, and state because of biological differences, socioeconomic status, and access to health care.

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