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Colorado Central Cancer Registry


The Colorado Central Cancer Registry is the statewide cancer surveillance program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The program's goal is to reduce death and illness due to cancer by informing citizens and health professionals through statistics and reports on incidence, treatment and survival, and deaths due to cancer.


The Registry is mandated by Colorado law and a regulation (6CCR1009-3) passed by the Colorado Board of Health. It receives financial support from the Colorado State General Fund and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (National Program of Cancer Registries).  Information is collected from all Colorado hospitals, pathology labs, outpatient clinics, physicians solely responsible for diagnosis and treatment, and state Vital Statistics. Pertinent data is registered on all malignant tumors, except basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. All individual patient, physician, and hospital information is confidential as required by Colorado law.


Colorado Central Cancer Registry data are used to:

  • Educate health professionals and citizens regarding specific cancer risks

  • Answer public questions about cancer statistics

  • Help focus cancer control activities in the state

  • Monitor the occurrence of cancer

  • Aid in research studies

  • Monitor the effectiveness of treatment

  • Help develop health services and screening programs


Registry statistics are used by physicians and other health professionals, hospital administrators and planners, the general public, legislators, government agencies including local and county health departments, epidemiologists, students, researchers, and the news media.


  Cancer Statistics and Reports     


Cancer Statistics Links


Other Related Links

  • National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) - The NCRA promotes research and education in Cancer Registry administration and practice. It establishes standards of education for cancer registrars, disseminates information regarding current activities, research and trends in cancer, aims to improve and standardize cancer registry information and seeks active liaison with professional and governmental organizations which utilize cancer registry data.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) - Includes National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and statistical summaries of cancer burdens by state.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Prevention Services Division

Colorado Central Cancer Registry 

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South


Denver, CO 80246-1530


Phone: 303-692-2540

Email: cdphe.pscaregistry@state.co.us