South Carolina Central Cancer Registry
The 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 Registry and published by the Division of Biostatistics and Division of Public Health Informatics within DHEC.
Cancer mortality data can currently be queried on the South Carolina Community Assessment Network, also called SCAN . Cancer incidence data is also available through SCAN. The SCCCR also has several publications which highlight cancer incidence and mortality in the state. 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, Mullins, North Charleston and Spartanburg.
S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
S.C. Central Cancer Registry
810 Dutch Square Blvd., Ste. 220
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone # 1-800-817-4774 or (803) 731-1419
Fax # (803) 731-1455
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This page was last updated on October 28, 2009.