Cancer Surveillance System

Cancer Surveillance System


The Cancer Surveillance System (CSS) collects population-based data on cancer incidence and survival in 13 counties in western Washington State. These cancer data are collected to provide public health scientists and practitioners with the ability to:

  1. Track trends in the incidence of all forms of cancer (surveillance);
  2. Identify and investigate patterns of cancer occurrence (epidemiology); and,
  3. Monitor of trends in mortality and survival for specific cancers (end results).

The CSS is a project of the Program in Epidemiology, Division of Public Health Sciences, at Fred Hutch.

The CSS is part of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program of the National Cancer Institute. The SEER program monitors cancer incidence and survival in approximately 26% of the US population. The CSS also provides data to the Washington State Cancer Registry, which monitors cancer incidence in the entire state of Washington.

The CSS is supported by funding from the SEER Program, with additional support from the Fred Hutch and the Washington State Department of Health.