Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures


More systematic efforts to reduce tobacco use, improve diet and physical activity, and reduce obesity could alleviate much of the suffering and death due to cancer. In addition, regular use of cervical and colorectal cancer screening tests can prevent cancer through identification and removal or treatment of premalignant abnormalities; screening tests can also improve survival and decrease mortality by detecting cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective.

The Society’s Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures, also referred to as CPED, is a resource to strengthen cancer prevention and early detection efforts at the local, state, and national levels.

View or download Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures in PDF format.  

Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2015-2016 is accompanied by “Prevalence of Major Risk Factors and Use of Screening Tests for Cancer in the United States,” a scientific paper published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention

PLEASE NOTE: As of 2013, CPED is published on a biennial basis. However, for years in which a complete publication is not produced, updated tables and figures providing national and state-level risk factor and screening data are still provided.