The following combinations of SEER registries are available in the SEER databases and are commonly used in statistical analyses. Their names represent the number of registries included in the grouping.

  • SEER 9 - Available for cases diagnosed from 1973 through the current data year, with the exception of Seattle-Puget Sound (began 1974) and Atlanta (began 1975).
  • SEER 13 - Available for cases diagnosed from 1992 through the current data year and includes expanded races.
  • SEER 18 - Available for cases diagnosed from 2000 through the current data year and includes expanded races.

The table below lists the SEER registries (past and present), which years of data are available, and in which registry groupings they are included.

Registry Years of Diagnoses SEER 9 SEER 13 SEER 18
a Data from the Arizona Indians and Cherokee Nation are not available in the SEER Research Data.
b Detroit and New Jersey are no longer in the SEER Program, but are included in the current data release.
c Idaho, Massachusetts, New York, and Wisconsin joined the SEER Program in 2018 and data are not yet available.
Alaska Native Tumor Registry 1992-2015 X X
Arizona Indiansa None
Cherokee Nationa None
Connecticut 1973-2015 X X X
Detroitb 1973-2015 X X X
Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics
Atlanta 1975-2015 X X X
Greater Georgia 2000-2015 X
Rural Georgia 1992-2015 X X
Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry
San Francisco-Oakland 1973-2015 X X X
San Jose-Monterey 1992-2015 X X
Greater California 2000-2015 X
Hawaii 1973-2015 X X X
Idahoc None
Iowa 1973-2015 X X X
Kentucky 2000-2015 X
Los Angeles 1992-2015 X X
Louisiana 2000-2015 X
Massachusettsc None
New Mexico 1973-2015 X X X
New Jerseyb 2000-2015 X
New Yorkc None
Seattle-Puget Sound 1974-2015 X X X
Utah 1973-2015 X X X
Wisconsinc None

For the numbers and percentage of individuals in each grouping, see Number of Persons by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity for SEER Participants.

Databases with Varying Registry/Year Groupings

SEER research databases that do not require population data (e.g., for calculating frequencies and survival) are available with varying registries and years of data. In these databases,

  • SEER 9 registries contribute cases diagnosed from 1973 through the current data year, except for Seattle-Puget Sound and Atlanta, which contribute cases beginning with 1974 and 1975, respectively.
  • Los Angeles, San Jose-Monterey, Rural Georgia and the Alaska Native Tumor Registry contribute cases from the period 1992 through the current data year; and
  • Greater California, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Greater Georgia contribute cases from 2000 through the current data year, with the exception of the July - December 2005 Louisiana cases.

SEER recommends that when performing an analysis, you subset based on year or registry so you have consistent geographic coverage for the period of the analysis.

Historical Groupings

The following registry terms are no longer used in standard SEER analyses, but may be seen in historical publications and statistics.

SEER 11 Registries

The SEER 11 registries consist of the SEER 9, as described above, plus Los Angeles and San Jose-Monterey. Los Angeles and San Jose-Monterey joined the SEER program in 1992. Therefore, data for the SEER 11 are available from 1992 on. SEER 11 has also been used in the past to refer to SEER 13 analyses excluding Rural Georgia and the Alaska Native Tumor Registry.

SEER 17 Registries

SEER 17 was used frequently before Greater Georgia was added. The SEER 17 registries consist of the SEER 13, as described above, plus Greater California, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey. Data are available from all cases diagnosed from 2000 and later for these registries. Louisiana cases diagnosed from July - December 2005 are excluded from most statistical analyses.