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State of Alaska

Alaska Cancer Registry (ACR)

The Alaska Cancer Registry (ACR) is a population-based cancer surveillance system and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACR collects data on all newly diagnosed cases of cancer (including benign brain) for the State of Alaska. ACR collects a wide variety of information to determine cancer incidence, mortality, treatment and survival. The data are used to:
  • determine the incidence of cancer in Alaska with respect to geographic and demographic characteristics
  • monitor trends over time
  • monitor early detection, evaluate the effectiveness of cancer control programs and identify areas in need of public health interventions
  • determine how Alaska compares with the rest of the Nation
  • provide a database and serve as a resource for health planners, medical professionals, researchers and others concerned about cancer
  • Individuals with reported cancer
    Individuals with reported cancer
    As reported in medical records
    Individuals with report of cancer
    Age, sex, race, type of cancer
    Statewide
    Annual data files submitted to CDC, annual data tables posted on ACR's website for cancer incidence and mortality, ad hoc reports.
    Submitted reports on cancer diagnosis from healthcare providers
    Manditory reporting
    Manditory reporting
    The registry operates under several statutes and regulations required for compliance with the Cancer Registries Amendment Act, Public Law 102-515: Alaska Administrative Code 7 AAC 27.011 - Reporting of cancer and brain tumors, and Alaska Statutes Sec. 18.05.042 - Access to health care records.
    Manditory reporting
    Data are suppressed when the number of cases is less than 6.
    Database access is limited to Alaska Cancer Registry staff. Aggregated statistics are available from the ACR website in prepared tables by diagnosis year, sex, race, and borough/census area. Other aggregated combinations are available by request by submitting a data request form. Patient-level data are available by entering into a confidential research agreement with ACR. A data use for research agreement application is required, along with a written research protocol and approval from a certified Institutional Research Board.
    David O'Brien, PhD
    Public Health Data Analyst
    (907) 269-8047
    david.obrien@alaska.gov
    Alaska Cancer Registry
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program
    Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    Division of Public Health
    Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
    3601 C St, Suite 722
    Anchorage, AK 99503

    The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 20 January 2020 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov ".

    Content updated: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:31:51 AKST
    The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 20 January 2020 1:03:24 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

    Content updated: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:31:51 AKST