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SEER Cancer Registry

In 1973 the National Cancer Institute established the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program that included the five counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area. This program was transferred from the State of California to the Northern California Cancer Center in 1987. In 1992, four adjacent counties in the San Jose/Monterey area were added to SEER.

Today these nine counties include over 6,500,000 residents and over 28,000 new cancers are reported annually. This registry has been widely used for surveillance to understand site-specific cancer incidence, mortality, treatment and survival patterns in various population subgroups, particularly those defined by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

 

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