About the SEER Program

The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute works to provide information on cancer statistics in an effort to reduce the burden of cancer among the U.S. Population. For an in-depth look, read our program overview, or take a look at our fact sheets & brochures.

SEER Registries

SEER collects data on cancer cases from various locations and sources throughout the United States. Data collection began in 1973 with a limited amount of registries and continues to expand to include even more areas and demographics today.

Research Activities

Special studies addressing topical issues in cancer prevention and control, and databases that assist in the research of epidemiological and health services for the elderly, are just a couple of the research areas currently supported by the Surveillance Research Program.

SEER Quality Improvement

Quality improvement is an integral part of the SEER Program's activities and it is dedicated to improving data quality by performing rigorous quality control studies and various data assessments.