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Cancer Surveillance and Research Branch (CSRB)
The Cancer Surveillance and Research Branch (CSRB) is committed to serving the public by collecting statewide data about cancer and cancer risk factors, conducting surveillance and research into the causes, cures, and controls of cancer, and communicating the results to the public. CSRB coordinates these activities by directing, managing, and monitoring the state-mandated Ken Maddy California Cancer Registry (CCR), the Survey Research Group (SRG), and California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP). CCR is the cornerstone for a substantial amount of cancer research with more than 450 funded research projects and over 2000 publications that have relied on CCR data. SRG specializes in conducting scientific health-related surveys. CCCP oversees the California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) a statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition.
The CDOC is a coalition of cancer control leaders from throughout the state. These leaders include members of state and local government, members of the public, non-profit organizations, health, medical, and business communities, the research community, and cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates. The members of CDOC share the vision of reducing the cancer burden on the residents of California.
The CLSP is a limited-term public health investigation that will be managed through a collaboration between CDPH and the University of California, San Francisco. The aim of this program is to conduct an accurate assessment of the incidence, prevalence, and disease burden of lupus in California via public health surveillance to facilitate public health implementation of primary and secondary disease prevention programs. The CLSP catchment area will include San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
SRG specializes in conducting scientific health-related surveys. SRG began as a small computer assisted telephone interviewing unit (CATI) in 1987 to conduct the then nascent California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Cancer Data Management
Eureka supports a large-scale collaboration between hospitals, researchers, registries, government, and public health organizations. The California Eureka database contains over 2.5 million cases of cancer, with 140,000 new cases added each year. The database includes detailed integrated data, including demographics, cancer types, treatments, survival rates, and extent of disease at diagnosis.