National and State Cancer Registries

This compilation of resources provides links to information on cancer statistics, such as incidence, mortality, and the prevalence of certain risk factors.


Cancer Registry Resources

These resources provide information about sources of national and statewide cancer statistics.

  • Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
    The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program collects information on cancer incidence, prevalence, and survival from specific geographic areas representing 34% of the U.S. population and reports on all of these plus cancer mortality for the entire country.
  • SEER-Medicare Linked Database
    Data for this database come from the SEER Program of cancer registries that collects clinical, demographic, and cause of death information for persons with cancer, and from Medicare claims for covered health care services from the time of a person's Medicare eligibility until death.
  • National Program of Cancer Registries
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) provides support for states and territories to maintain registries that provide high-quality data. The Web site includes cancer statistics and an online query system for cancer incidence data. NPCR supports statewide, population-based cancer registries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Pacific Island Jurisdictions.
  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)External Web Site Policy
    The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is a professional organization that develops and promotes uniform data standards for cancer registration; provides education and training; aggregates and publishes data from central cancer registries; and promotes the use of cancer surveillance data and systems for cancer control and epidemiologic research, public health programs, and patient care.

State/Regional Cancer Registries

State/National Registries Year Data Collection Began
Alabama Statewide Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1996
Alaska Cancer Registry * All Alaska: 1996
Alaska Natives **: 1999
Arizona Cancer Registry * All Arizona: 1981
American Indians **: 1973
Arkansas Central Cancer Registry * 1996
California Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy **

- Greater Bay Area Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy **

- Los Angeles **

All California: 1988

San Francisco-Oakland: 1973
San Jose-Monterey: 1992

1970

Colorado Central Cancer Registry * 1968
Connecticut Tumor Registry ** 1935
Delaware Cancer Registry * 1972
District of Columbia Cancer Registry * 1987
Florida Cancer Data SystemExternal Web Site Policy * 1981
Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry * / ** All Georgia: 1995
Greater Georgia Area **: 1998
Atlanta **: 1975
Rural Georgia **: 1978
Hawaii Tumor RegistryExternal Web Site Policy** 1960
Idaho Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1969
Illinois State Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1985
Indiana State Cancer Registry * 1987
Iowa Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1973
Kansas Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1968
Kentucky Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy ** 1991
Louisiana Tumor RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * / ** All Louisiana: 1995
- through SEER **: 2000
New Orleans**: 1974-1977, 2000
Maine Cancer Registry * 1983
Maryland Cancer Registry * 1996
Massachusetts Cancer Registry * 1982
Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program * All Michigan: 1981
Detroit Metro AreaExternal Web Site Policy: 1973
Minnesota Cancer Surveillance SystemExternal Web Site Policy * 1988
Mississippi Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1996
Missouri Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1972
Montana Central Tumor Registry * 1979
Nebraska Cancer Registry * 1987
Nevada Central Cancer Registry * 1979
New Hampshire State Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1986
New Jersey State Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1979-1989, 2000
New Mexico Tumor RegistryExternal Web Site Policy ** 1966
New York State Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1940
North Carolina State Central Cancer Registry * 1987
North Dakota Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1997
Ohio Cancer Surveillance System * 1992
Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry 1997
Oregon State Cancer Registry * 1996
Pennsylvania Cancer Registry 1982
Rhode Island Cancer Registry * 1986
South Carolina Central Cancer Registry * 1996
South Dakota Cancer Registry * 2001
Tennessee Cancer Registry * 1986
Texas Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy * 1976
Utah Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy ** 1966
Vermont Cancer Registry * 1992
Virginia Cancer Registry * 1970
Washington State Cancer Registry * / ** All Washington: 1992
Seattle-Puget Sound **: 1974
West Virginia Cancer Registry * 1993
Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System * 1976
Wyoming Cancer Surveillance Program * 1967
Territories
Puerto Rico Central Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy 1950
U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island JurisdictionsExternal Web Site Policy * 2009

* National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)

** Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program

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