Texas Cancer Information provides easy access to cancer-related demographics and statistics for Texas and its counties and regions. In this section you will find cancer incidence (coming soon), cancer mortality and age-adjusted rates, graphical PDF profiles of cancer mortality and resources in selected Texas counties and regions, the ability to generate non-graphical profiles for any county in Texas, information on cancer risk factors, and networking information for tumor registrars in the state.
Cancer incidence and mortality data have been provided by
Texas Cancer Registry
Cancer Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, Texas, 78756
Population data have been provided by the Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services, (512) 458-7261. Please note that rates for non-census years are based on population estimates from the Texas State Data Center, (210) 458-6543.
Texas Cancer Information provides cancer cases and age-adjusted incidence rates for 102 cancer sites for every county in Texas. The database, which is updated annually,
currently includes annual cancer cases for 1995 through 2007. For each year, cancer case totals are provided by racial/ethnic group, by sex, by age and by
general/specific cancer sites. Data are provided by the Texas Cancer Registry.
You will find more detailed information regarding what's included in the database when you visit the Texas Cancer Incidence page.
Texas Cancer Information provides cancer death and age-adjusted mortality rates for 85 cancer sites for every county in Texas. The database,
which is updated annually, currently includes annual cancer deaths for 1990 through 2007. For each year, cancer death totals are provided by racial/ethnic
group, by sex, by age and by general/specific cancer sites. Data are provided by the Texas Cancer Registry.
You will find more detailed information regarding what's included in the database when you visit the Texas Cancer Deaths and Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates page.
Texas Cancer Information now provides information regarding Texas Population from two sources. The NCI Texas Population for Cancer Statistics database currently includes data for 1990 through 2006 and contains resident population data by age, sex, and
race/ethnicity for each Texas county, State Planning Region, Public Health Region, and Texas as a whole. These population data are used in the calculation of cancer incidence and mortality rates and are based on US Census Bureau Population Estimates Program and modified by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) using special processing procedures for counties affected by Hurricanes Rita & Katrina.
TCI's Texas Population Estimates and Projections database include census counts for 1990 and 2000, estimates for 1991 through 1999 and 2001 through 2008, and projections for 2009 through 2018. Data for population estimates and projections are provided by the Center for Health Statistics (CHS), Texas Department of State Health Services. Data for all years since 1999 was provided to CHS by the Texas State Data Center. The races/ethnic groups and population estimates presented here are not the same as those used in the calculation of the cancer incidence and mortality rates on the TCI Web site. To view the population associated with the cancer rates, search our NCI Texas Population for Cancer Statistics.
You will find more detailed information regarding what's included in the database when you visit the Texas Population page.
The following specialized searches will allow you to view and compare data from Texas Cancer Information incidence, mortality and population databases in a variety of ways.
Texas Cancer Information gives you an easy way to view expected cancer cases and deaths from selected causes for a given Texas region. Estimated cancer cases and deaths for 2008, 2009 and 2010 for all primary cancer sites are provided for Texas, Public Health Regions (Health Service Regions), and Texas counties with at least 100,000 population. Cancer case and death estimates have been provided by the Texas Cancer Registry.
Texas Cancer Information gives you an easy way to view leading causes of death among selected causes for a given Texas region. Data are derived from the Texas Vital Statistics 2005 Annual Report produced by the Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services. Data for later years will be added as available.
In this database, information from multiple TCI databases and other sources is used to create and display cancer demographics of Texas counties and a summary of cancer resources available to residents of these counties. Data are drawn from the following databases:
Only counts are displayed for resource information and only summary information is displayed for cancer deaths and population. More detailed information on specific resources or demographics may be obtained by searching the appropriate database. For details regarding cancer mortality data sources and coding standards, please see the Texas Cancer Deaths & Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates page.
To help Texans better understand issues surrounding access to health care services, Texas Cancer Information is now providing easy access to United States, Texas, and Texas county-level poverty and median income estimates.
The poverty and median income estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch, release date December 2008 for 2006 and 2007 data and November 2009 for 2008 data. The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program produces annual estimates of income and poverty statistics for all states, counties, and school districts. The main objective of the SAIPE program is to provide estimates of income and poverty for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions.
To help Texans better understand issues surrounding access to health care services, Texas Cancer Information is now providing easy access to estimates for the number of insured and uninsured in Texas and in each Texas county.
The health insurance estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates. The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program develop model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for counties and states, building upon the work of the U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program. The program is partially funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
The Texas Cancer Plan states that Texans need to know the major risk factors for specific
cancers so they can be proactive in their health care. It is important
that people be aware of their own risk factors and that
they adhere to the recommended schedule for
screenings and examinations for the cancers for which
they are at risk. For example, a woman with a family
history of breast cancer should inform her physician
about her family history to determine an appropriate
and tailored screening schedule.
The Cancer Risk Factors page contains questions and answers that provide information regarding cancer risk factors and where to find more information on cancer risk behaviors.
The Tumor Registrars database contains information based responses to the annual Tumor Registrar Professional Information Update survey. Information on individual tumor registrars includes contact information, registry experience and certification, topics for professional consultation, and professional affiliations.
The Texas Cancer Registry has a new data query tool available for generating commonly requested Texas cancer incidence and mortality data. This new query tool also enables users to generate Texas maps of cancer incidence and mortality, a frequently requested feature. You can access the tool at http://www.cancer-rates.info/tx/.