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

LYNN A.G. RIES and SUSAN S. DEVESA

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0009
Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Patient Survival in the United States

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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

Chapter.  29862 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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