Seer program

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seer program

A cancer registry mandated under the national cancer act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the united states. The surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (seer) program is a continuing project of the national cancer institute of the national institutes of health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions.