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PHO Webinar: Generating Regional Cancer Statistics: Using the Ontario Cancer Registry SEER*Stat Package

The Ontario Cancer Registry SEER*Stat Package allows users to produce incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence statistics at different levels of geography for studying the impact of cancer on the Ontario population. The Package provides eligible users with access to data derived from the Ontario Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Institute’s SEER*Stat software.

This session will provide an orientation to the Package and hands-on training for producing regional cancer burden statistics. To learn more about the Package, including eligibility, and how to access it to help follow along with examples in the session, visit: https://www.cancercareontario.ca/seerstat.

Intended audience: Public health professionals and individuals who are responsible for investigating/reporting on cancer burden for their area and are interested in learning more about this Package, or refreshing their skills in using this Package, to generate custom statistics.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the Ontario Cancer Registry SEER*Stat Package, including what it offers and how to request it.

2. Use Ontario Cancer Registry data to produce regional (including PHU) level statistics, including:

  • Incidence and mortality counts and age-standardized rates.
  • Relative survival ratios.
  • Limited-duration prevalence.

Presenter(s): Aniq Anam and Zeinab El-Masri

Aniq Anam, MSc., is an Epidemiologist with the Cancer Surveillance Program at Ontario Health. She leads the analyses for key cancer surveillance knowledge products and works closely with internal and external stakeholders and knowledge users to provide advice, assist with complex analyses, and offer insights to help with the interpretation of cancer burden data. She holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Western University.

Zeinab El-Masri, MPH,
has been working in the area of knowledge translation for cancer surveillance and cancer surveillance research for the past seven years. She is currently an Advisor with the Cancer Surveillance Program at Ontario Health. Her interests are in cancer surveillance and prevention and facilitating the uptake of research evidence through knowledge translation. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Guelph and completed the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training Course at the SickKids Learning Institute.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Accessibility

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or capacitybuilding@oahpp.ca.

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Updated 26 Oct 2022