Data Hosting: United States Cancer Statistics

The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) are the official government statistics on cancer. The files are comprised of data supported by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. The CDC-funded National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) is a population-based surveillance system of cancer registries, established in 1992, which collects data on cancer for 96% of the U.S. population. The NCI-funded Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) is a population –based surveillance system from various cancer registries, established in 1973, which collects data on cancer for 28% of the U.S population.

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USCS Data Documentation

2011 USCS Restricted Accesspdf icon [PDF – 394 KB]

2012 USCS Restricted Accesspdf icon [PDF – 365 KB]

2013 USCS Restricted Accesspdf icon [PDF – 415 KB]

2014 USCS Restricted Accesspdf icon [PDF – 416 KB]

2015 USCS Restricted Accesspdf icon [PDF – 440 KB]

2016 USCS Restricted Accesspdf icon [PDF – 471 KB]

2017 USCS Restricted Access pdf icon[PDF – 599 KB]

        2018 USCS Restricted Access pdf icon[PDF – 607 KB]

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Data

In response to the need for data to support comparative effectiveness research (CER), or patient-centered outcomes research, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) developed a special data collection enhancement project to help answer specific CER questions through the development of analytic datasets. This cancer specific CER dataset includes unique detailed treatment and biomarker data for 2011 breast, colon, and rectal cancers as well as chronic myeloid leukemia cases collected from ten geographically diverse registries.

More about CER

CER Data and Documentation

2011 CER Restricted Access Data-dictionarypdf icon [PDF – 5.9 MB]

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Proposal process

Proposal amendments, including changes to the research team or minor adjustments to research questions or output, require an updated proposal and full review by Review Committee. Revisions in the proposal must be highlighted; please do not use track changes.

User Fees

The standard RDC fees are waived for these data because NPCR has contributed funds to cover them. Please indicate “not applicable – NPCR” on the Funding line in the proposal format.

Confidentiality and Disclosure

After the proposal is approved, all members of the research team are required to complete the Confidentiality Training.  Please submit your Confidentiality Training certificate and signed, notarized non-disclosure affidavit to your RDC Analyst.

Output Review for Disclosures

All output submitted for review must be the near final product and match the output described in your approved proposal.  We will not review frequency distributions or other large volumes of output

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