Cancer Incidence and Survival Among Children and Adolescents:
United States SEER Program 1975-1995
A compendium of statistical trends and risk factors associated with childhood cancers is available here. The NCI monograph, Cancer Incidence and Survival among Children and Adolescents: United States SEER Program, 1975-1995, is intended to aid researchers in the search for answers about these rare cancers.
Childhood cancers vary by type of histology, site of disease origin, race, gender, and age. To explain this spectrum of different malignancies, the monograph details incidence, mortality, survival, and demographic trends for individual primary sites and histologic groupings in 11 separate chapters. Additional chapters are dedicated to infants, adolescents ages 15 to 19 years, and mortality rates. Overall trends combining all cancer sites are included.
This monograph was published in 1999 by the Surveillance Research Program of the NCI. The monograph is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). You may use the PDFs to view or print the chapters, or you may order a printed copy of the book.
Monograph Chapters (PDF Files)
- Contents, Foreword, and Contributors - 94 KB
- Introduction - 132 KB
- Leukemia - 162 KB
- Lymphomas and Reticuloendothelial Neoplasms - 138 KB
- CNS and Miscellaneous Intracranial and Intraspinal Neoplasms - 115 KB
- Sympathetic Nervous System Tumors - 122 KB
- Retinoblastoma - 76 KB
- Renal Tumors - 102 KB
- Hepatic Tumors - 82 KB
- Malignant Bone Tumors - 104 KB
- Soft Tissue Sarcomas - 122 KB
- Germ Cell, Trophoblastic and Other Gonadal Neoplasms - 114 KB
- Carcinomas and Other Malignant Epithelial Neoplasms - 97 KB
- Cancer Among Infants - 80 KB
- Cancer Among Adolescents 15-19 Years Old - 92 KB
- Childhood Cancer Mortality - 77 KB
- Other NCI/NIH Resources - 61 KB
- ICCC Classification Scheme - 68 KB
- Index - 41 KB
Ries LAG, Smith MA, Gurney JG, Linet M, Tamra T, Young JL, Bunin GR (eds). Cancer Incidence and Survival among Children and Adolescents: United States SEER Program 1975-1995, National Cancer Institute, SEER Program. NIH Pub. No. 99-4649. Bethesda, MD, 1999.
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