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SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2009 (Vintage 2009 Populations)
Updated August 20, 2012 (view details)

When the CSR was published in April 2012, US population data reflecting the 2010 Census were not available. This release uses the Vintage 2009 populations in the rate and trend calculations.

Stillframe from CSR video with Kathy Cronin, click to view.

Dr. Kathy Cronin discusses the SEER Cancer Statistics Review and current trends in cancer statistics.

The SEER Cancer Statistics Review (CSR), a report of the most recent cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, and lifetime risk statistics, is published annually by the Data Analysis and Interpretation Branch of the NCI. The scope and purpose of this work are consistent with a report to the Senate Appropriations Committee (Breslow, 1988) which recommended that a broad profile of cancer be presented to the American public on a routine basis. This edition includes statistics from 1975 through 2009, the most recent year for which data are available.

There are three ways to access the statistics in the CSR:

  1. Browse the Tables and Figures - statistics are presented in HTML format based on user selections.
  2. Access Contents in PDF - statistics are provided in sections by cancer site and topical groupings.
  3. Generate Custom Reports - individual pages can be extracted and grouped into custom-made PDFs.

Suggested Citation

Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Neyman N, Aminou R, Altekruse SF, Kosary CL, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Cho H, Mariotto A, Eisner MP, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2009 (Vintage 2009 Populations), National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD,, based on November 2011 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2012.

All material in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated.