Research Proposal

Cancer Incidences


To provide data on sub-populations in the U.S. within the highest incidence rate of cancer, including by their environment, industry, their lifestyle, their demographic, family history, screened genetic predisposition to cancer (e.g. BRCA gene), and so forth

Early Findings

The state with the highest rate of cancer deaths is Kentucky, and Utah has the lowest rate (199.3 deaths per 100,000 people, 127.9 deaths per 100,000 people perspectively).

For population of any age, cancer incidence and death is higher amongst men than women. However for younger populations between 20-49 years, cancer incidences are higher for women.

Cancer rates as a whole are decreasing among men, and remaining stable for women.

Cancer rates for Asian Pacific populations in the US tend to be significantly lower compared to other races. However amongst these populations, Native Hawaiian and Samoans had a higher cancer rate, specifically for prostate, lung, and colorectum cancer.

Industries most connected with cancer rates were agriculture and construction (from chemical exposure), and airline pilots (who had high incidence of skin cancer).

The highest rates of cancer in a demographic group is African American men, with an incidence of 239.9 out of 100,000. Cancer rates are lowest for Asian Pacific Islander women with just 88.3 out of 100,000 getting cancer.

There were 1,735,350 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the US in 2018, and 609,640 cancer related deaths.
Over the course of a lifetime, approximately 38.4% of US citizens will be diagnosed with cancer.

In 2017, there were 15,270 children between ages 0 through 19 who were diagnosed with cancer, and 1,790 cancer deaths in this age bracket.

Prepared By
Jennifer P.
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