Welcome to the California Cancer Registry

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Cancer Surveillance and Research Branch (CSRB)

The Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch (CDSRB) 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. CDSRB coordinates these activities by directing, managing, and monitoring the state-mandated Ken Maddy California Cancer Registry (CCR), the California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (CBRFSS), 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. CBRFSS specializes in conducting scientific health-related surveys. CCCP oversees the California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) a statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition.


California Cancer Registry

The California Cancer Registry (CCR) is California's statewide population-based cancer surveillance system. The CCR collects information about all cancers diagnosed in California (except basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and carcinoma in situ of the cervix). In 1985, statewide population-based cancer reporting was mandated with the enactment of sections 103875 and 103885 of the California Health and Safety code.  Statewide cancer reporting was fully implemented in 1988. The CCR is now recognized as one of the leading cancer registries in the world. Due to the size and diversity of the California population, more is now known about the occurrence of cancer in diverse populations than ever before. The CCR has proven to be the cornerstone of a substantial amount of cancer research in the California population.

California Dialogue on Cancer CDOC)

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.

Public Health Survey Research Program (PHSRP)

PHSRP specializes in conducting scientific health-related surveys. PHSRP 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: Integrated 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.