State Cancer Profiles characterizes the cancer burden in a standardized manner to motivate action, integrate surveillance into cancer control planning, characterize areas and demographic groups, and expose health disparities. The focus is on cancer sites with evidence based control interventions. Interactive graphics and maps provide support for deciding where to focus cancer control efforts. State Cancer Profiles is one tool of the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal which provides access to Web-based resources.