All statistical models use SEER data from 2004-2015. Survival rates are estimated using a Cox Proportional Hazards model. Survival rates are cause-specific, meaning only cases where the specific cancer type is listed as the official cause of death are used to calculate survival rate. This differs from all-cause mortality rates. Also, cause-specific rates are slightly different than relative cancer survival rates. More information can be found here about differences in survival rates: LINK.

Select cancer type for link to page with statistical model information

About our data

The data for our models comes from U.S. Government's SEER - Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program as administered by the National Cancer Institute at NIH.

 

The SEER database aggregates cancer data from 18 registries, covering 27.8% of the U.S. Population. SEER data is widely used by researchers, clinicians, and consumers.

 

To learn more about SEER, please visit the following link: https://seer.cancer.gov/about/