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SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2005

This is a past version of the SEER Cancer Statistics Review that includes statistics from 1975 through 2005. If you would like to view the most recent version of the CSR, please visit the CSR Home Page.

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Contents of the CSR

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Summary Figures and Tables
(Excerpts from Overview)
CSR Sections Pages Grouped By Topic
  1. Overview in a Single PDF
  2. All Cancer Sites
  3. Brain and Other Nervous
  4. Breast
  5. Cervix Uteri
  6. Colon and Rectum
  7. Corpus Uteri
  8. Esophagus
  9. Hodgkin Lymphoma
  10. Kaposi Sarcoma
  11. Kidney and Renal Pelvis
  12. Larynx
  13. Leukemia
  14. Liver and Bile Duct
  15. Lung and Bronchus
  16. Melanoma of the Skin
  17. Mesothelioma
  18. Myeloma
  19. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  20. Oral Cavity and Pharynx
  21. Ovary
  22. Pancreas
  23. Prostate
  24. Stomach
  25. Testis
  26. Thyroid
  27. Urinary Bladder
  28. Childhood Cancer
  29. Childhood Cancer by the ICCC
  30. Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  31. Benign Brain Tumors
  32. Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer
  33. Veterans Affairs Adjustment
  34. Trends with up to 4 Joinpoints

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Revision History

Date Revision Affected Pages
02/06/2009 The SEER Area Map was revised to include labels for New Mexico and Utah, and to indicate that Alaska is part of the SEER 13 registries. Figure I-1

Map appears in the Overview.

12/17/2008 The rates on table 29-1 that were labeled as diagnosis years 2004+ only included case counts from diagnosis year 2004. The rates were corrected to include diagnosis years 2004 and 2005.
This update affected the rates for "Including Group III benign brain/CNS tumors (2004+)" and all rates belonging to classification group III.
Table changed:

The table appears in the topic:
29. Childhood Cancer by the ICCC

12/17/2008 The age groups on table 21-10 in the Ovary chapter were mislabeled as ages <50 and ages 50+. The age groups are now correctly labeled as ages <65 and ages 65+ Table changed:

The table appears in the topic:
21. Ovary

10/22/2008 Added a table that defines the "Adapted Classification of Tumors in Adolescents and Young Adults".

The new table is included in the Appendix as Table A-7. The tables that were previously numbered as A-7 through A-11 are now numbered as Tables A-8 through A-12.

7/15/2008 The tables that rank state mortality rates were updated to include maps to geographically depict trends.

Maps appear under Death Rates by State tables within Sections 2 through 27.

Affected tables and maps appear in the new topic: Death Rates by State

6/26/2008 The CSR Introduction was updated to explain the increase from a maximum of 3 joinpoints per regression line analysis to 4 joinpoints per regression line analysis. Introduction

The CSR Introduction appears in the topic:

6/26/2008 The tables that show Joinpoint regression line analysis results when up to 4 Joinpoints are allowed were collected to create Section 34 of the CSR. The tables within Section 34 are still included in their appropriate cancer site sections. Section 34: Trends with up to 4 Joinpoints
6/20/2008 Additional tables were added that show Joinpoint regression line analysis results when up to 4 Joinpoints are allowed. The graphs that show Joinpoint trends lines were updated to be based on Joinpoint analyses with a maximum of 4 Joinpoints. The Joinpoint analyses previously used in the CSR allowed a maximum of 3 Joinpoints. Tables and Graphs that show Joinpoint results in Sections 1 through 28 and Section 33.
5/30/2008 The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer chapter was released. Section 32: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer
5/2/2008 There was a typo In the last paragraph on the first page of the Veterans Affairs Adjustment chapter. The overall cancer burden for females was underestimated by 0.05%, not 0.5%. Section 33: Veterans Affairs Adjustment
4/17/2008 Incorrect rates were displayed in the tables titled SEER INCIDENCE AND U.S. DEATH RATES, AGE-ADJUSTED AND AGE-SPECIFIC RATES, BY RACE.
  • The mortality estimates age-adjusted to the world standard were incorrect in each of the CSR sections from Section 2 through Section 27.
  • Incorrect estimates were displayed for gender specific cancer sites including : in situ breast, cervix uteri, corpus & uterus, ovary, prostate and testis.
Tables changed:
2-4, 3-4, 4-9, 5-4, 6-7, 6-8, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 11-4, 12-4, 13-8, 14-4, 15-7, 15-8, 16-4, 18-4, 19-4, 20-4A, 21-4, 22-4, 23-4, 24-4, 25-4, 26-4, 27-4

Tables appear in the each section from Section 2 through Section 27.


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Suggested Citation

All material in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated.

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 (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2005, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD,, based on November 2007 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, 2008.

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