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Methods & Software for Population-based Cancer Statistics

The Surveillance Research Program (SRP) has developed new statistical methods and associated software tools for the analysis and reporting of cancer statistics.

Different methods and software are available for calculating incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, and spatial statistics.

SEER*StatExternal Web Site Policy is statistical software for the analysis of SEER and other cancer-related databases. Methods associated with the reporting of basic cancer statistics are added directly to SEER*Stat. Methods involving complex modeling are developed as separate applications. Several applications can be used with SEER*Stat.

Statistical methods developed by SRP are shown in the diagram. Click a section of the graphic or use the links in the navigation to learn more about the statistical method and associated software.

Diagram of Statistical Methods and Software for Population-based Cancer Statistics Read more about Incidence and Mortality Methods Read more about Prevalence methods Read more about Survival Methods Read more about Spatial methods

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Download the fact sheet, Statistical Methods in the Cancer Surveillance Research Program (PDF).