Nevada Central Cancer Registry (NCCR)
The primary purpose of the Nevada Central Cancer Registry (NCCR) is to collect and maintain a record of reportable cases of cancer in the state. The data is used to evaluate the appropriateness of measures for the prevention and control of cancer and to conduct comprehensive epidemiological surveys of cancer and cancer-related deaths. Cancer case data is collected from hospitals, medical laboratories and other freestanding facilities and from physicians that provide screening, diagnostic or therapeutic services to patients with respect to cancer. The information on these cases of cancer is reported to NCCR. This is accomplished by reporting facilities abstracting state-required patient cancer information from their medical records. Collected data is entered into a specialized database where additional case information is added, edited, and consolidated for accuracy and completeness. The Registry conducts follow-up activities with facilities and/or physicians and uses sources such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, Hospital Discharge, Social Security Death Index, Voter Registration, Census Tract and death information from the State Office of Vital Records to assure case record completeness.
NCCR annually compiles comprehensive cancer data collected for all years of operation and submits a report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and for analysis, certifications, and inclusion in national cancer statistics.
Timely and complete cancer data are used to evaluate the appropriateness of measures for the prevention and control of cancer and conducting comprehensive epidemiological surveys of cancer and cancer-related deaths statewide and nationally.
NCCR is a vital tool for monitoring the incidence of cancer within the state and sharing that information with health care professionals, researchers, and the general public.
Nevada Central Cancer Registrars Association (NVCRA)