Finding “Zombies” in Your Database by Confirming Vital Status

David K. O’Brien, PhD, GISP Alaska Cancer Registry, Department of Health and Social Services, Anchorage, AK Email:, […]

Resource requirements for cancer registration in areas with limited resources: Analysis of cost data from four low- and middle-income countries

Florence Tangka, PhD, Health Economist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cost of Cancer Registration in Limited Resource […]

Black Heterogeneity in Cancer Mortality: US-Blacks, Haitians, and Jamaicans

Paulo Pinheiro, MD, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor Epidemiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas (NAACCR Committee Member) Significant disparities […]

Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality — Caribbean Region, 2003–2013

Hilda Razzaghi, Ph.D, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NAACCR Committee Member)
Cancer is a leading cause of mortality in the Caribbean region and globally; in 2012, an estimated 65% of all cancer deaths occurred in the less developed regions of the world.

Heart Disease and Cancer Deaths — Trends and Projections in the United States, 1969–2020

Hannah K. Weir, Ph.D, Senior Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(NAACCR Steering Committee Chair)
Heart disease and cancer are the first and second leading causes of death in the United States.

The Cancer Registry Rationale

When Ide Mills first learned about the Cancer Support Community Registry, she jumped at the chance to participate. Mills, who has stage 4 lung cancer, went online at to answer demographic questions and in-depth queries about her experience with her illness, such as what worried her the most and what her everyday challenges were in living with her disease.

Cancer in context: 37 years collected data reveals eye-opening trends

Prostate and lung cancer have been the No. 1 and 2 cancers among men. Stomach cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, has been on a steady decline among Koreans and Japanese. Black men had the highest overall rates of cancer.

Rate of metastatic prostate cancer is not increasing

Millions of Americans may have heard on the news last week that metastatic prostate cancer was increasing dramatically in the United States. However, national data demonstrate that, in fact, the rates are not changing.

Addressing overdiagnosis in thyroid cancer

Recinda L Sherman, MPH, PhD, CTR Program Manager, Data Use & Research North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
(217) 698-0800 x 6;
While there are some well established carcinogens, for example tobacco, the largest risk for most cancers is age.

Cancer kills Kentuckians at highest rate (Update)

In the end, lung cancer left Jerome Grant voiceless, a breathing tube in his windpipe.
He could say nothing when his wife Dawn spoke her last words to him: “I love you, you know that?”
He gave her a thumbs up. Then he closed his eyes and was gone.

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