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.

As the databases contain data from both CDC’s NPCR and NCI’s SEER program, data-use agreements from both programs must be signed.

  1. SEER offers two data products: SEER Research and SEER Research Plus. You must have access to SEER Research Plus.
    This step is not complete until you have completed the user authentication process and received e-mail confirmation that your SEER*Stat account was created or updated.
  2. Complete and sign the U.S. Cancer Statistics Research Data Agreement. [PDF-373KB]
  3. E-mail the form to 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. The site also provides training tutorials.

New research data agreements are required for each data submission year. You will receive e-mail reminders to complete data agreements when new data become available.