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Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

More information about the Annual Report to the Nation, including key findings and associated charts, graphs, and social media tools, is available at the SEER site.

Part 1 of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer was released on October 27, 2022. In addition to providing incidence and mortality rates for the most common cancers in the United States, this year’s report also examines trends in pancreatic cancer and its subtypes in detail.

Among the findings of the report:

  • Overall cancer death rates continued to fall among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019.
  • Overall cancer incidence rates remained stable for men and children but increased for women and adolescents and young adults from 2014 to 2018.
  • From 2001 to 2018, incidence rates of pancreatic cancer increased by 1% per year among both men and women.
  • From 2001 to 2019, death rates from pancreatic cancer increased by 0.2% per year for both sexes.
  • From 2001 to 2018, incidence rates of two common subtypes of pancreatic cancer, neuroendocrine tumors and adenocarcinomas, increased in both men and women, while unspecified subtypes and other pancreatic tumors decreased.

Part 2, which is planned to be released in early 2023, will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on new cases and deaths from certain cancers.