Using This Website

Surveillance.cancer.gov is the website for the Surveillance Research Program (SRP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCI is the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. NCI is mandated by U.S. law to disseminate information about cancer and cancer research. This website serves as an important means to achieving that mission.

Information about Cancer Statistics

This website offers free, authoritative, current information about cancer statistics. The statistics are available in several formats (e.g., reports, online and printable fact sheets, videos, interactive tools, twitter) and for a wide variety of cancer sites (e.g., pancreas). The statistics include:

  • incidence—the number of newly diagnosed cases during a specific time period
  • mortality—the number of deaths during a specific time period
  • prevalence—new and preexisting cases for people alive on a certain date
  • survival—the proportion of patients alive at some point subsequent to the diagnosis of their cancer
  • lifetime risk—the probability of developing or dying of cancer
  • statistics by race/ethnicity—cancer statistics by US population groups

This website also provides access to methods and tools (e.g., software) for population-based cancer statistics, which have been developed primarily to assist researchers in analyzing and reporting on cancer statistics.

In addition, this website describes research initiatives, including grants, that support SRP’s mission. Be sure to read our blog!

Usability of the Website

NCI regularly seeks input from site visitors through online surveys and by conducting audience research and usability testing. The findings from this research help us present content in ways that meet the needs of our audiences.

Comments about the SRP Website

This website is designed to effectively deliver information about cancer statistics and related methods and tools whenever and wherever you want them – on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

We welcome your feedback about the SRP website. If you have a question or comment about this site, please use our online contact form or e-mail the SRP Web staff.