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NCDB Public Benchmarks

Accessing and Using the Public Benchmarks to Assess Your State Data

This brief tutorial reviews the National Cancer Database (NCDB) Public Benchmarks. These reports include the 11 most commonly diagnosed solid tumors in the United States. Users are able to query the data by geographical area and hospital type and analyze the data based on tumor, treatment, and demographic characteristics. These reports may be used by State Chairs to assess trends and data within their state.