NCI as an example of disease specific mortality data
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The same death records that are used to provide information on injuries and the general causes of death are also vital to our understanding of the likely outcome of particular conditions, diagnoses and procedures.
For example, the National Cancer Institute runs the SEER program that compiles information from disease registers. This program also provides analyses of death records that shows the mortality due to different types of cancers and also relates those to the survival rates of persons diagnosed with cancers. By combining an analysis of cancer survival with mortality, NCI analysts and other researchers who use the SEER data are able to cross validate their findings.