Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures

 

More systematic efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity, improve diet, and increase physical activity and the use of established screening tests could alleviate much of the suffering and death from cancer. However, the use of potentially lifesaving prevention and early detection measures is suboptimal and profoundly influenced by individual behaviors, as well as social, economic, and public policy factors.

The American Cancer 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.  

Latest Publication

Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2017-2018 is accompanied by “Updated review of 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

Past Publications

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.