Surveillance Research Program

Cancer surveillance provides a quantitative portrait of cancer and its determinants in a defined population. The core functions of cancer surveillance are the measurement of cancer incidence, morbidity, survival, and mortality for persons with cancer.

Annual Report to the Nation

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer is an update of rates for new cases and deaths as well as trends for the most common cancers in the United States.

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What is a Cancer Registry?

A cancer registry is an information system designed for the collection, storage, and management of data on persons with cancer.

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Toward Precision Cancer Surveillance Blog

Updates about initiatives that the Surveillance Research Program (SRP) is spearheading to bring the nation closer to a complete and detailed understanding of the cancer burden.

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Last Updated: 17 Jan, 2020