Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program

Connecting researchers and resources to eliminate cancer health disparities

People across the United States are affected by cancer in many different ways. Differences in race and ethnicity, income, geographic residence, education, healthcare access, and cancer research can create health disparities for individuals who experience these differences. The Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) seeks to reduce these disparities by supporting the next generation of researchers to advance the science of cancer health disparities and create health equity for all who are affected by cancer.


ABRCMS 2021 Conference

Join a vibrant community of the brightest minds in STEM at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), taking place virtually, November 10-13, 2021. With 12 scientific disciplines represented, ABRCMS offers a robust program that spans the biomedical and behavioral sciences. You can be part of this one-of-a-kind event: become a judge and encourage student abstract submission. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the go-to conference for scientific and professional development. https://www.abrcms.org/.

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NEW! NCI Analytic Tools SEERies

The Surveillance Research Program invites you to join our upcoming webinars on resources for the analysis of SEER and other cancer surveillance data. These trainings will include information on SEER*Stat, statistics, variables, methods, and software. Below is a list of the first four topics—register for all or as many as you’d like!

These trainings are open to the public and will include question and answer sessions. Please feel free to share this invitation with interested audiences. The webinars will be recorded and posted on our website so that you can attend them at your convenience.

Thursday, October 14, 1pm-3pm (ET): SEER and SEER*Stat Overview

  • Overview of the SEER program and SEER data
  • Overview of SEER*Stat and its new GUI
  • Sessions: Case listing, Frequencies, and Rates
  • Demonstration of graphical capabilities in new SEER*Stat
  • Data bases (Research vs Research Plus)
  • Case selections
  • Creating user defined variables and merged variables
  • Exporting the data

Thursday, October 28, 1pm-3pm (ET): Survival

  • 5 types of survival
    • Net vs Crude
    • Relative survival vs cause-specific survival
  • Age-standardized survival
  • Period survival
  • Conditional survival

Tuesday, November 2, 1pm-3pm (ET): SEER Variables

  • Variables by categories: demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, follow-up and dates
  • Cancer type recodes
  • Cancer type specific variables
  • Staging definitions and caution when using them overtime
  • County attributes-not individual level but at the county level

Thursday, November 4, 1pm-3pm (ET): Delay and Joinpoint

  • Overview of methods to estimate adjustment delay in reporting
  • Using SEER*Stat to calculate delay adjusted incidence rates
  • Overview of the Joinpoint method
  • Using Joinpoint to calculate trends in delay adjusted and not delay adjusted incidence rates

Individuals needing reasonable accommodations should contact Trish Murphy at patricia.murphy@nih.gov. Requests should be made at least 5 business days before the event.