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Nevada Central Cancer Registry

The Nevada Central Cancer Registry (NCCR) is a vital statewide, population-based resource that serves as the cornerstone for assessing the cancer burden in Nevada. Established in 1989, NCCR has been dedicated to collecting comprehensive cancer incidence data. Since 1995, NCCR has received funding from the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bolstering our registry’s efforts and operations.

Nevada Central Cancer Registry

Registry Topics

About the Registry

Our registry plays a pivotal role in measuring cancer incidence and supporting various initiatives, including comprehensive cancer control, health disparity reduction, and advancements in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. We also actively contribute to cancer-related research efforts.

NCCR collects cancer case data from multiple sources, including hospitals, medical laboratories, screening facilities, and healthcare providers involved in cancer diagnosis and treatment. These cases are meticulously abstracted from medical records, ensuring compliance with state reporting requirements. The collected data undergoes thorough validation and editing processes to maintain accuracy and completeness.

The timely and comprehensive cancer data collected by NCCR are indispensable for evaluating the effectiveness of cancer prevention and control measures.

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Reporting Law and Rules

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 457.230-457.280

The Nevada Central Cancer Registry (also referred to as the Statewide Cancer Registry) is regulated by both Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 457.230-457.280  and those regulations adopted by the State Board of Health. This statute mandates the reporting of cancer in the State of Nevada. The Nevada Administrative Codes (NAC) 457.045-457.150  provides authority requiring hospitals, pathology laboratories, free-standing cancer clinics, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and physicians to report cancer cases diagnosed and treated in Nevada to the Statewide Cancer Registry.

Public Authority

Public Law 102-515, the Cancer Registries Amendment Act, was enacted in 1992. Through this Congress established the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through this Act, the NPCR was established to fund and support the operation of population-based, statewide cancer registries in order to collect cancer data.

Education and Training

The Nevada Central Cancer Registry (NCCR) provides comprehensive training services and educational resources tailored to Nevada Cancer Reporters. Our offerings include both in-person (currently limited to Northern Nevada) and online training sessions, covering a range of topics, NAACCR webinars, basic and specialized training, advanced workshops, and software tutorials. We annually update the Nevada Cancer Reporting Manual, offering essential guidance to registrars reporting cancer cases in the state.

Additionally, our Education and Reporter Resources encompass the Fundamental Learning Collaborative for the Cancer Surveillance Community (FLccSC), affectionately known as “flossy.” This robust learning management system grants access to CE-eligible courses from NAACCR’s Cancer Registry and Surveillance Webinar Series, as well as modules shared by other states. All webinar recordings and materials are freely available to Nevada cancer reporters with a FLccSC account. Register here, FCDS – LMS – Frontend – Log In (miami.edu)

For additional Education and Training resources, variety of materials please visit the Training & Education (nv.gov).

To register for trainings or inquire further, please contact the NCCR Training Team at dpbhNCCR@health.nv.gov.

Data Request

Requesting Cancer Data for Research 

A person who desires to use the confidential records of individual patients or the statistical data of the registry for the purpose of scientific research into cancer must apply in writing to the Chief Medical Officer. For more information on this please contact NCCR. 

Requesting Personal Cancer Data 

The confidentiality of a cancer record is protected under NRS 457 and NAC 457 . Consent is required before disclosure of any information. Please indicate one of the consent types below and enclose Request for Information form with your request.

Cancer Statistics

Nevada Cancer Dashboard 

The Nevada Cancer Dashboard serves as a key resource for the public including community stakeholders, cancer researchers, policy makers and/or partners in health care, providing updated cancer data on regular basis in a manner than can be quickly digested.

The Nevada Cancer Dashboard is administered and managed by the Division of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Analytics (OoA) with the data collected by the Nevada Central Cancer Registry as well as the Office of Vital Records, both within the Division of Public and behavioral Health (DPBH).

To visit the Nevada Cancer Dashboard, click here. For more specific questions about the Cancer Dashboard, please contact the Office of Analytics (775) 684 – 4000 or through their website, DHHS Office of Analytics (nv.gov)

Nevada Cancer Publications

To request data not available on the dashboard please download and fill out the Data Request Form and email your request to data@dhhs.nv.gov

Contact Information

Physical Address: 

(Main Location)
4126 Technology Wy, Suite 200
Carson City, NV 89706

(Southern Nevada Location)
3811 W Charleston, Suite 205
Las Vegas, NV. 89102

Phone Numbers: 

(Main Office)
Telephone: 775-684-5968
Fax: 775-684-5999

(Southern Nevada Location)
Phone: (702) 486-0068
Fax: (702) 486-0490

Email:
dpbhNCCR@health.nv.gov