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Software Used to Generate Statistics for the SEER Cancer Statistics Review

The SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2005 includes statistics generated by a variety of statistical software including:

  • SEER*Stat, statistical software for the analysis of SEER and other cancer databases, was used to generate incidence, mortality, prevalence, and survival statistics presented in the CSR.
  • Analysis generated by the Joinpoint Regression Program are presented to better describe trends that are not constant over time.
  • The DevCan system generated the probability of developing cancer from twelve SEER areas and the probability of dying from cancer from the total United States.
  • The ComPrev software was used to calculate complete prevalence estimates.
Additional statistics can be obtained via SEER's Cancer Query Systems. These data retrieval applications provide access to pre-calculated cancer statistics stored in online databases.