Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
is NCI's main tool for tracking, assembling, and reporting data
on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in the United States.
Data currently come primarily from population-based cancer registries
in 17 geographic areas across the country. Data are collected
by age, sex, and race. National trends in cancer incidence and
patient survival are derived from this database.
provides a unique population-based source of information
by linking data from the
SEER cancer registries
with data from Medicare claims.
Center for Health Statistics is the main government
organization that collects, analyzes, and distributes health
statistics. This Web site includes publications, online
databases, and other health statistics information.