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This monograph examines cancer survival by patient and tumor characteristics for over 1.6 million adult cancers diagnosed during the period 1988-2001. Survival data are from NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and represent cancer in approximately one-fourth of the U.S. population. The patient and tumor characteristics shown vary by cancer site. The tumor characteristics may include subsite, size of tumor, extension of the tumor, lymph nodes positive, distant metastases, and histologic type. The patient characteristics are age, race, and sex.

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Suggested Citation

Ries LAG, Young JL, Keel GE, Eisner MP, Lin YD, Horner M-J (editors). SEER Survival Monograph: Cancer Survival Among Adults: U.S. SEER Program, 1988-2001, Patient and Tumor Characteristics. National Cancer Institute, SEER Program, NIH Pub. No. 07-6215, Bethesda, MD, 2007.

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