How to Access the Data

The data in the U.S. Cancer Statistics public use databases are provided and analyzed through SEER*Stat software, which is distributed by the NCI’s SEER Program.

  1. If you do not have a current SEER*Stat account, please complete a new request.external icon This step is not complete until you have submitted your SEER data-use agreement and received email confirmation that your account was created.
  2. Complete and sign the NPCR and SEER Incidence – U.S. Cancer Statistics Research Data Agreement. pdf icon[PDF-71KB]
  3. E-mail the form to uscsdata@imsweb.com. Your request for access will be processed within 2 business days and you will receive a response notifying you when you have access to the databases in the SEER*Stat software.
  4. Download and install SEER’s SEER*Stat software.external icon The site also provides training tutorials.

A new research data agreement is required for each data submission year. You will be reminded to complete a data agreement when new data become available.