Nebraska Cancer Registry
Latest Nebraska Cancer Data


The latest data from the Nebraska Cancer Registry show that about 8,900 invasive cancers were diagnosed among Nebraska residents during 2010, ranking ahead of heart disease for the second consecutive year, and accounting for over 3,400 deaths among Nebraska residents.

According to the data collected by the registry in 2010, the ten most frequently diagnosed cancers in Nebraska were:

  • Female breast (1,229 diagnoses)
  • Prostate (1,216 diagnoses)
  • Lung & bronchus (1,179 diagnoses)
  • Colon & rectum (905 diagnoses)
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (405 diagnoses)
  • Urinary bladder (393 diagnoses)
  • Melanoma of the skin (339 diagnoses)
  • Kidney & renal pelvis (332 diagnoses)
  • Leukemia (268 diagnoses)
  • Endometrium (257 diagnoses)

The Nebraska Cancer Registry was established in 1986, for the purpose of gathering data that describe how many Nebraska residents are diagnosed with cancer, what types of cancer they have, what types of treatment they receive, and the time and quality of survival after diagnosis.  The registry is supported using a portion of the state's cigarette tax, and with funds provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Cancer Fact Sheets

Below are a series of short documents that present the most current Nebraska statistics on cancer incidence, mortality, staging, and screening. 


Cancer Maps: Incidence and Mortality Rates by  Nebraska County of Residence


Much more of the latest data gathered by the Nebraska Cancer Registry are available in the report Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Nebraska: 2010.  However, this report does not include all of the data collected by the registry.  To request data that are unavailable in the report, click on Instructions For Request For Data, Research Data Request, and the Confidentiality Agreement.

The Nebraska Cancer Registry is supported by Cooperative Agreement Grant Number 5U58DP003928 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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