Childhood cancers are relatively rare, but extremely challenging for children and their families when diagnosed.
This data brief, authored by the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative and the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System, summarizes childhood cancer incidence and mortality in Wisconsin with a focus on leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and lymphomas.
Key findings included:
- Wisconsin childhood cancer incidence rates have increased slightly since 2000, and mirror U.S. trends.
- Wisconsin childhood cancer mortality rates declined on average since 2000. Rates rose slightly in 2019-2020, but are not statistically different from U.S. rates.