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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Cancer Trends Progress Report

Includes key measures of progress along the cancer control continuum and uses national trend data to illustrate where improvements have been made.

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An interactive website that provides detailed statistics for a cancer site by gender, race, calendar year, age, and for a selected number of cancer sites, by stage and histology.

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Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program

SEER is an authoritative source for cancer statistics in the United States.

It provides information on cancer statistics in an effort to reduce the cancer burden among the U.S. population. SEER is supported by the Surveillance Research Program (SRP) in NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).

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We welcome your comments, questions, and feedback about the new Program or about any of the content on this website. We will read and consider all input and will respond to questions as quickly as possible.

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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: 15 Nov, 2021