- California Cancer Facts and Figures - 2012
- Cancer in California, 1988-2007
- Trends in Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Risk Factors, and Health Behaviors in California
- Cancer in California, 2008
- Cervical Cancer in California, 2008
- A Statistical Report of the Incidence of First Primary Central Nervous System Tumors in California, 2001-2005
- Underreporting of Cancer by VA Hospitals
Annual Statistical Tables by Site
The Cancer Surveillance Section (CSS) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the occurrence of cancer in California. The statewide, population-based, cancer surveillance system monitors the incidence and mortality of specific cancers over time and analyzes differential risks of cancer by geographic region, age, race/ethnicity, sex, and other characteristics of the population. Cancer incidence data are gathered through the California Cancer Registry (CCR), which conducts and collaborates with other researchers on special cancer research projects concerning the etiology, treatment, risk factors, and prevention of specific cancers. In addition, the system is designed to monitor patient survival with respect to the type of cancer, extent of disease, therapy, demographics, and other prognostic factors. These analyses provide the foundation for studies evaluating the efficacy of clinical therapies, changes in diagnostic procedures, public awareness campaigns, and other cancer control initiatives.
CCR has published annual reports with detailed information on the risks of developing and dying from cancer in California each year since 1991. The current report includes cancer incidence and mortality data from 1988 through 2009, the most recent year for which cancer reporting is considered complete. Cancer data are presented for the four largest racial/ethnic groups in California: Asian/Pacific Islander, black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white.
Reporting of newly diagnosed cancers in California has been mandated by law since 1985. The statutes called for regional population-based cancer registries to become operational and to begin reporting to a central statewide registry by no later than July 1, 1988. Statewide implementation was effective as of January 1, 1988. Ten regions covering the entire state report cancer incidence data to CCR.
Cancer data for some regions and counties are published independently by the regional registries. To obtain copies of these reports, please contact the appropriate registry.
Cancer Tables by Site