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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Patient Survival in the United States

Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Patient Survival in the United States

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(p.139) 9 Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Patient Survival in the United States
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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LYNN A.G. RIES

SUSAN S. DEVESA

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0009

This chapter presents current estimates for cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in a large subgroup of the U.S. population based on the results of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. The SEER Program is an ongoing contract-supported program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that funds and coordinates the collection of cancer data in population-based cancer registries located throughout the United States. These registries, although not randomly selected, are thought to be reasonably representative of the U.S. population; a number of the registries cover diverse populations of particular epidemiologic interest. The program publishes incidence, mortality, and survival data annually.

Keywords:   cancer trends, cancer incidence, cancer data, SEER, National Cancer Institute

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