Status: Baseline only


Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Baseline: 149.1 cancer deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 122.7 cancer deaths per 100,000 population

Target Setting Method


Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Strategies to help people quit smoking, eat healthy, and get more physical activity can help reduce deaths from different types of cancer. Vaccines, screening procedures, and new treatments can also help reduce cancer deaths.

Topic:  Cancer

Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup