The Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2007 Update has been designed to make navigation and downloading of materials of interest as simple as possible. The figure below shows the Home Page, followed by brief descriptions of its main components. Click a circled number to read that component's description.
Report Highlights. A summary of the main conclusions of the report outlining where the nation is making progress toward major cancer-related Healthy People 2010 targets set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services, and where additional progress still needs to be made.
Trends-at-a-Glance. A one-page overview of the trend direction for all the measures covered in the Progress Report. This portion of the Web site also includes Summary Tables, which describe additional characteristics of each measure not included in Trends-at-a-Glance.
Body of the Progress Report. The detailed contents of the report can be found here. The Progress Report is divided into six major chapters, based on the cancer continuum: Prevention, Early Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment, Life after Cancer, and End of Life. Each chapter is subdivided into two or more sections. Each section has the same general layout: Introduction, Measure, Period (for which data are shown), Trends (verbal and graphical description), Most Recent Estimates, Healthy People 2010 Targets, Groups at High Risk (for the measure in question), Key Issues, and Links to Additional Information.
Additional Contents. This section links to the Cancer Trends Progress Report introduction and the National Cancer Institute Director's Message, as well as the Appendices (Acknowledgments, Incidence and Mortality Charts, Methodology for Characterizing Trends, and References), which supplement the main content of the report.
Related Resources. The Progress Report Fact Sheet (a document in PDF format), the most frequently asked questions (FAQs), this tutorial, and a Dictionary of important terms associated with cancer, can be accessed from here. Links to earlier versions of the report (2001, 2003, and 2005) can be found under About this Report.
Feedback. This link enables a user to e-mail questions or comments about the Cancer Trends Progress Report. This link can also be found via Contact Us at the bottom of every page of this Web site.