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Technical Report 
SEER cancer statistics review, 1975-2005 
Ries, LAG; Melbert, D; Krapcho, M; Stinchcomb, DG; Howlader, N; Horner, MJ; Mariotto, A; Miller, BA; Feuer, EJ; Altekruse, SF; Lewis, DR; Clegg, L; Eisner, MP; Reichman, M; Edwards, BK 
U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute 
Bethesda, MD 
The annual SEER Cancer Statistics Review (CSR) contains incidence, mortality, prevalence, and survival statistics from 1975 through the most recent year for which data are available. This report is published by the Surveillance Research Program of the National Cancer Institute, which manages the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. The scope and purpose of the CSR follow a report to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which recommended that a broad profile of cancer be presented regularly to the American public.

The SEER program is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. SEER collects and publishes these statistics from population-based registries covering 26% of the US population. The 17 SEER registries routinely collect data on patient demographics, primary tumor site, tumor morphology, extent of disease, first course of treatment, and active follow-up for vital status.