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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.

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On October 13, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 344 into law (SB 344 Chaptered), authored by the California Legislature. This legislation makes amendments to the Health and Safety Code § 103885 and will go into effect on January 1, 2024.


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