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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 ---New Data 1988-2010 ---

ALL CANCER SITES COMBINED

LEUKEMIA: CHRONIC MYELOID

BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM CANCER

LIVER CANCER

BREAST CANCER

LUNG AND BRONCHUS CANCER

CERVIX UTERI CANCER

MELANOMA OF THE SKIN

COLON CANCER

Multiple Myeloma

COLON AND RECTUM CANCER

NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA

CORPUS UTERI CANCER

ORAL CAVITY AND PHARYNX CANCER

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

OVARIAN CANCER

HODGKIN LYMPHOMA

PANCREATIC CANCER

KAPOSI SARCOMA

PROSTATE GLAND CANCER

KIDNEY AND RENAL PELVIS CANCER

RECTUM AND RECTOSIGMOID CANCER

LARYNGEAL CANCER

STOMACH CANCER

LEUKEMIA

TESTICULAR CANCER

LEUKEMIA: ACUTE LYMPHOCYTIC

THYROID GLAND CANCER

LEUKEMIA: CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC

URINARY BLADDER CANCER

LEUKEMIA: ACUTE MYELOID