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Welcome to California Cancer Registry (CCR)
CCR is a program of the California Department of Public Health's Cancer Surveillance and Research Branch (CSRB). 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.