The SEER Cancer Statistics Review (CSR), a report of the most recent cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, and lifetime risk statistics, is published annually by the Surveillance Research Program of the NCI. The scope and purpose of this work are consistent with a report to the Senate Appropriations Committee (Breslow, 1988) which recommended that a broad profile of cancer be presented to the American public on a routine basis. This edition includes statistics from 1975 through 2016, the most recent year for which data are available.

There are three ways to access the statistics in the CSR:

  1. Browse the Tables and Figures - statistics are presented in HTML format based on user selections.
  2. Access Contents in PDF - statistics are provided in sections by cancer site and topical groupings.
  3. Generate Custom Reports - individual pages can be extracted and grouped into custom-made PDFs.

Read the Introduction (PDF, 528 KB) and Technical Notes (PDF, 794 KB) to learn more about the data and statistics included in the report.

Suggested Citation

Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Brest A, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2016, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD,, based on November 2018 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2019.

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.

The next CSR (1975-2017) will be released in April, 2020. To view preliminary estimates of incidence rates and trends for the years 2000-2017, please visit Preliminary Cancer Incidence Rates and Trends, 2000-2017.