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The DC Cancer Registry (DCCR) collects, maintains, and reports cancer incidence on all cancers diagnosed and/or treated in the District. We track all types of malignant cancers, and certain benign tumors, and publishes annual reports on the incidence and mortality of cancer in the District.
We gather its data from acute care hospitals, labs, and other reporting agencies mandated under existing law. The Department of Health has also entered into reciprocal exchange agreements for cancer information with its neighboring states - in order to capture all occurrences of cancer among DC residents.
We are the Department’s most successful surveillance programs. Data gathered are subjected to the stringent protocols of completeness, accuracy and timeliness. Since 1997, the District’s cancer data have been closely reviewed by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), and the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). Academic medical centers, researchers, public health and advocacy agencies and interested lay persons rely heavily on the reports generated by the DCCR.