National and State Cancer Registries
This compilation of resources provides links to information on cancer statistics, such as incidence, mortality, and the prevalence of certain risk factors.
Cancer Registry Resources
These resources provide information about sources of national and statewide cancer statistics.
- Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program collects information on cancer incidence, prevalence, and survival from specific geographic areas representing 34% of the U.S. population and reports on all of these plus cancer mortality for the entire country.
- SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Data for this database come from the SEER Program of cancer registries that collects clinical, demographic, and cause of death information for persons with cancer, and from Medicare claims for covered health care services from the time of a person's Medicare eligibility until death.
- National Program of Cancer Registries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) provides support for states and territories to maintain registries that provide high-quality data. The Web site includes cancer statistics and an online query system for cancer incidence data. NPCR supports statewide, population-based cancer registries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Pacific Island Jurisdictions.
- North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is a professional organization that develops and promotes uniform data standards for cancer registration; provides education and training; aggregates and publishes data from central cancer registries; and promotes the use of cancer surveillance data and systems for cancer control and epidemiologic research, public health programs, and patient care.