Statistics for cancers in children, adolescents, and young adults

About the NCCR*Explorer

The NCCR*Explorer is part of NCI’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI), which is building a community centered around childhood cancer care and research data. Through enhanced data sharing, we can improve our understanding of cancer biology to improve preventive measures, treatment, quality of life, and survivorship, as well as ensure that researchers learn from every child with cancer. CCDI will help speed progress for children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with childhood cancer and their families. Sign-up for email updatesExternal Web Site Policy from NCI about CCDI.

NCCR*Explorer is an interactive web application presenting childhood cancer statistics and is based on the National Childhood Cancer Registry (NCCR) data. It provides comprehensive and frequently requested incidence and survival statistics based on International Classification of Childhood Cancer and age groupings specific for children and AYAs ages 0-39. It provides access to graphs and tables to visualize recent rates, recent trends, rates by age, and relative survival by sex, race/ethnicity, age, and by cancer site and subtypes. It also allows for direct comparison of cancer sites.

In addition to the NCCR*Explorer Application, an overview of incidence statistics is available in a static Statistical Report. The report contains data on tumors in children under age 20 diagnosed from 1995 to 2017 from participating NCCR cancer registries.