Childhood Cancers in Wisconsin: Data Brief


Childhood cancers are relatively rare, but extremely challenging for children and their families when diagnosed. This data brief summarizes childhood cancer incidence and mortality in Wisconsin with a focus on leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and lymphomas.

Key finding 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.
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