Statistics for cancers in children, adolescents, and young adults

Statistical Report

This report provides an overview of frequently requested incidence statistics based on the International Classification of Childhood Cancer (ICCC) using data from the National Childhood Cancer Registry (NCCR). It includes number of cases, age-adjusted incidence rates, and trends by characteristics including single age at diagnosis, sex, race/ethnicity, period of diagnosis, and cancer site and subsites.

The report contains data on 232,859* tumors in children under age 20 diagnosed from 1995 to 2017 from 23 population-based cancer registries: 16 Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) registries and 7 National Program of Central Registries (NPCR). The NCCR data represent 66% of all U.S. children under the age 20.

Report Sections

  1. All Sites Combined: Demographics
  2. Major Cancer Sites Overview
  3. Cases and Rates by Site and Subsite
  4. Trends Over Time

* Cases with cancer diagnoses that are not classified under ICCC or staged as in situ are excluded (n=7743).