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Cancer Incidence Estimator

    Use the information below to understand the nature of the tool and its outputs.

    Tool in Brief

    Type of tool: Web-based calculator/forecaster

    Purpose: Combine current and projected cancer incidence estimates by tumor site for any geography within the United States.

    Suggested users: Hospital executives, analysts, finance, oncology program administration, strategic planning

    Key Information

    Completion time: Five minutes

    Required inputs: Zip code or county definitions

    Tool outputs: Current and projected cancer incidence estimates by tumor and sub-tumor site; downloadable Excel output

    Data sources : The Cancer Incidence Estimator allows you to use the data source that best fits the goals of your analysis.

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) database

    What’s the benefit of the CDC USCS dataset?

    This pulls from a much larger dataset, that represents about 97% of the US population. In contrast, the NCI’s SEER dataset relies on data from 21 areas, representing only about 34% of the US population.

    National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) SEER 21 areas database

    What’s the benefit of the NCI SEER data?

    Incidence data includes 60 sub-tumor sites, allowing for more granular analysis. In contrast, the CDC's USCS incidence data only includes 26 sub-tumor sites.

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