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South Carolina Central Cancer Registry

South Carolina PalmettoThe SC Central Cancer Registry (SCCCR) was established in September 1994 when the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) was awarded five-year funding through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the National Program of Cancer Registries. With enabling legislation passed by the SC General Assembly in 1996, the SCCCR began data collection from acute care hospitals, pathology labs, freestanding treatment centers, and physician offices across the state.

The SCCCR is a population-based data system that collects cancer incidence (newly diagnosed cases) in South Carolina. Data in a central cancer registry are used to study trends in how often cancers occur in a defined area, changes in diagnosis and treatment patterns, and patients' survival rates. Information on cancer mortality (deaths) is collected by the Division of Vital Records and published by the Division of Biostatistics and Division of Public Health Informatics within DHEC.

Cancer incidence and mortality data can currently be queried on the South Carolina Community Assessment Network, also called SCAN . The SCCCR also has several publications which highlight cancer incidence and mortality in the state. The SCCCR contributes SC cancer incidence data for the official statistics publication for the nation, United States Cancer Statistics. Another important objective of the SCCCR is to address community cancer concerns through community cancer assessment investigations. For more information, see Cancer Clusters.

The SCCCR office is located in Columbia.. The SCCCR also has staff located in several regional offices throughout the state, including Florence, Greenville, Anderson, Belton, and Rock Hill.

Contact Information

S.C. Central Cancer Registry
S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone # 1-800-817-4774 or (803) 896-2100
Fax # (803) 896-2651

If you have any questions or comments about the information on this page please contact: Susan Bolick