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Citation of Software and Data Source


Citations for use of the SEER*Stat software and SEER Limited-Use data should follow these formats.

Software Citation

Replace <version number> below with the appropriate number for the version of SEER*Stat used to perform your analyses. This citation is also available on the Help menu under Suggested Citations and on the session and results matrix print-outs.

Surveillance Research Program, National Cancer Institute SEER*Stat software ( version <version number>.

Data Citation

Each database provided by SEER has a unique suggested citation, which can be found on the Data tab when the appropriate database is selected, and on the session and results matrix print-outs. The citation contains four important pieces of information:

  • That the data is provided by the SEER Program (and NCHS, in the case of mortality data).
  • The specific name of the database.
  • The database's submission date (when it was received from the SEER registries).
  • The database's release date.