New California Cancer Registry Fact Sheets Now Available! Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer and Thyroid Cancer.
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Generate customized maps and tables of California cancer incidence or mortality rates.
News & Updates
Publication & Activities
- Two New Webinars Posted on our Registrar Education & Training Site:
- California Cancer Registry Cancer Stage at Diagnosis, June 2013
Welcome to California Cancer Registry (CCR)
CCR is a program of the California Department of Public Health's Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch (CDSRB). The CCR is California's statewide population-based cancer surveillance system. We collect information about almost all cancers diagnosed in California. This information furthers our understanding of cancer and is used to develop strategies and policies for its prevention, treatment, and control. The availability of data on cancer in the state allows health researchers to analyze demographic and geographic factors that affect cancer risk, early detection, and effective treatment of cancer patients. The data also help determine where early detection, educational, and other cancer-related programs should be directed.
The CCR is recognized as one of the leading cancer registries in the world, and has been the cornerstone of a substantial amount of research on cancer in the California population. To date the CCR has collected detailed information on over 3.4 million cases of cancer among Californians diagnosed from 1988 forward, and more than 162,000 new cases are added annually.
News & Updates
- New Statistical Tables by Cancer Site Released! ---New Data 1988-2010!---
- CCR Innovations Bulletin: October, 2013: Volume 1, Issue 1 ---Now Available!---
- Two New Webinars Posted on the Registrar Education & Training Site: (10-25-13)
This report presents information collected by the California Cancer Registry (CCR) on stage at diagnosis and five-year survival for some of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among Californians age 20 and older.
California, like most states, has made cancer reporting a public health priority. Hospitals and independent pathology laboratories are required to make available reports of all cancer cases to a regional cancer registry in a timely manner.
Since 1987, the California Health and Safety Code, Section 103885 has required hospitals, physicians, and certain other health-care providers to report all new diagnoses of cancer.