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CDC and SEER Announce New Official Federal Public Use Cancer Databases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are pleased to announce the release of the NPCR and SEER Incidence – United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) public use databases.

This is the first time population-based data from the CDC’s National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program have been made available in this format. The databases include cancer incidence and population data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

The most recent data from both cancer surveillance systems include over 20 million cancer cases diagnosed from 2001 through 2014. The de-identified data are free and available online for scientific inquiries and program and policy evaluations.

Instructions on how to access the databases and supporting documentation, including a data dictionary and analysis checklist, are available at: www.cdc.gov/cancer/public-use.