Statistical Publications Related to Cancer

Cancer Cases - Massachusetts Cancer Registry (MCR) Reports. The MCR collects information concerning new cases of cancer diagnosed in Commonwealth residents. Information comes from several sources: acute care hospitals within the state, physicians, pathology laboratories, and radiation therapy facilities. The MCR also works with 15 other state cancer registries to obtain information on Massachusetts residents who are diagnosed or treated for cancer in these states.

Cancer and the Environment - Center for Environmental Health (CEH) Community Reports and Investigations.

Cancer Deaths - Massachusetts Death Data. The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics collects and processes information on vital events, including cancer deaths.

Health Behaviors and Risk Factors - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Reports. The BRFSS collects self-reported data on health characteristics and behaviors, including cancer-related risk factors (such as nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol, and tobacco) as well as use of screening services for breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancers.


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the Department of Public Health.