SRP funds or participates in several diverse research areas that pertain to the measurement of cancer incidence, morbidity, survival, and mortality.
Subpopulations: Data, Statistics, & Tools
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
A central source of information about GIS and related resources for use by the public, cancer researchers, and the GIS Special Interest Group.
Data, statistics, and tools to support research on the differential burden of cancer among Americans.
Cancer Surveillance Informatics & Data Linkages
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
SRP has initiated pilot studies to evaluate a variety of NLP tools for extraction of information from pathology reports and other clinical documents. These pilots are part of broader goals to enhance cancer surveillance through NLP facilitated case abstraction, to conduct large scale quality assessments of SEER data, and to acquire more detailed diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes data for research.
SEER-Linked Virtual Tissue Repository (VTR) Pilot Study
Underway as of October 2015 with 7 SEER registries to obtain custom annotations of detailed treatment data for pancreas and female breast cancer cases who may have biospecimens available. The goal is to match cases with exceptional survival and controls with more typical survival.
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
Authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the U.S. Routinely collects data on patient demographics, primary tumor site, tumor morphology and stage at diagnosis, first course of treatment, and follow-up for vital status.
Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET)
A consortium of NCI-sponsored investigators that use statistical modeling to improve our understanding of cancer control interventions and their effects on cancer incidence and mortality.
Cancer Prevalence and Cost of Care Projections
Projections of cancer prevalence and costs of cancer care through the year 2020.