The Cancer Query Systems (CanQues) are applications that provide access to cancer statistics stored in online databases. These systems do not perform calculations; instead they display reports using databases of statistics generated by other software. Many of these statistics are provided in the SEER Cancer Statistics Review and SEER*Explorer. The Cancer Query Systems have a Web-based interface that allows you to retrieve the statistics relevant to your research that you may not have found in other formats. Through this interface, you can:

  • select the type of statistic and stratification variables used in the report;
  • select the format of the report by choosing from various table formats; and
  • extract the statistics, in a delimited format, for further analyses in other software.

The Cancer Query Systems provide access to the following statistical databases:

SEER provides cancer statistics in a variety of formats through Reports on Cancer, Interactive Tools, and Publications.