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The following are tools and databases for statistical research. Determine which is best for you based on:

Statistic - your statistic of interest
Data - whether you want to use your own data or data distributed through NCI
Type - whether this a cancer database, interactive internet tool to access statistics, or analytic software
SEER Data and Software
Data: SEER Incidence 1973-2005
Type: Limited-use database provided in two file formats: text files that can be analyzed with your own statistical software; binary versions that can be analyzed in SEER*Stat

Cancer Query Systems
Data: SEER Incidence, U.S. Mortality, Survival and Stage, Estimated Prevalence (SEER and U.S.)
Type: Interactive internet tool to access cancer statistics stored in online databases. Statistics displayed by cancer site, year, race, sex, age, and geographic site.

SEER*Stat Software
Statistics: Incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence
Data: SEER Incidence data, U.S. Mortality data, and your data
Type: Analytic software

Joinpoint Models for Analyzing Trends
The software takes trend data (e.g., cancer rates) and fits the simplest joinpoint model that the data allows.
Statistics: Trends using joinpoint models
Data: SEER or other data
Type: Statistical software for the analysis of trends

SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Data: SEER Incidence data linked with Medicare records
Type: Database

Statistical Methods
Methods & Software for Population-Based Cancer Statistics
The Statistical Research and Applications Branch has developed new statistical methods and associated software tools for the analysis and reporting of cancer statistics.
Features: Overview of statistical methods and complex modeling techniques that use SEER*Stat, Joinpoint, DevCan, and CanSurv, as well as software for spatial statistics.

DevCan - Probability of Developing or Dying of Cancer
Statistics: Lifetime and age-conditioned probability of developing cancer and dying of cancer in the general population
Data: SEER Incidence 1973-2002, your data files
Type: Analytic software

Cancer Prevalence Statistics
A detailed description of statistical methods used to calculate prevalence as well as links to prevalence statistics available on the Web.
Statistics: Prevalence

Population-based Cancer Survival Statistics
A detailed description of statistical methods used to calculate cancer survival as well as links to statistics and software available on the Web.
Statistics: Survival

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
A central source of information about GIS and related resources, including GIS-based research at NCI.

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