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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2011/2012 Update

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The Cancer Trends Progress Report, first issued in 2001 as the Cancer Progress Report, summarizes our nation's progress against cancer in relation to Healthy People targets set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report includes key measures of progress along the cancer control continuum and uses national trend data to illustrate where advances have been made.

Tobacco, Physical activity,
Diet, Sun, Environment
Early Detection
Breast, cervical, colorectal
cancer screening
Stage at diagnosis
Bladder, breast, colorectal, kidney,
lung, ovarian, prostate cancer treatment
Life After Cancer
Costs of cancer care, Survival,
Cancer survivors and smoking
End of Life
Person-years of life lost

The report, available only online, can be printed in part or in its entirety. Portions of the report are updated annually, while other sections are updated as new data become available. The full report is updated every two years.

Suggested Citation: Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2011/2012 Update, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, August 2012,

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