NYS Cancer Registry and Cancer Statistics

Cancer is one of the most common chronic diseases in New York State, and is second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death. Each year, about 100,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed with cancer. The New York State Cancer Registry is pleased to provide cancer statistics through this Web page. Contact the Cancer Registry at nyscr@health.state.ny.us for questions or comments.

The most recent year for which data on new cases and cancer deaths are available is 2012.

Information about the New York State Cancer Registry

Cancer Statistics

Incidence and Mortality Data, average for most recent five years

Incidence Data, average for most recent five years

Note: For New York City neighborhood cancer mortality data, contact the New York City Office of Vital Statistics.

Detailed data

Note: detailed data are not available for all regions. Available regions are listed below for each topic.

  • Trends by year
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
    • NYC Boroughs
  • Trends by year and race
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
  • Trends for late stage cancer
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
  • Trends by five year time period
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
    • Counties
  • Rates by race, most recent five years
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
    • NYC Boroughs
    • Selected counties
  • Rates by Hispanic ethnicity, most recent five years
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
    • NYC Boroughs
    • Selected counties
  • Age at diagnosis/death, most recent five years
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
    • NYC Boroughs
  • Rates for childhood cancers, most recent five years
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC, by type of cancer and age at diagnosis
    • Counties, for all childhood cancers combined
    • NYC Neighborhood, for all childhood cancers combined
  • Rates for expanded list of cancer sites - includes rarer cancers, most recent five years
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
    • NYC Boroughs
    • Selected counties
  • Early stage of disease at diagnosis
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC, by year of diagnosis and race
    • Counties, average for most recent five years
    • NYC neighborhood, average for most recent five years
  • Estimated prevalence
    • New York State, New York City and New York State excluding NYC
    • Counties, four most common types of cancer

Cancer incidence by ZIP Code

Cancer data file

Other information

Links to Cancer Registries on the Internet

Suggested Citation

New York State Cancer Registry. Cancer Incidence and Mortality in New York State, 1976-2012. http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/. Accessed Date.

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of Cancer Registries for its support of staff. Production of this Annual Report was supported in part by cooperative agreement 5U58DP003879 awarded to the New York State Department of Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the New York State Department of Health and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.