Interactive Data and Maps 
  • Cancer-Rates.info provides cancer incidence and mortality by county and region. Data can be filtered by all cancer sites in CCR, years from 1988-2017, sex, race/ethnicity, and standard population.
  • CaliforniaHealthMaps.org allows users to map health data for California at different geographic levels including census tract aggregation zones, medical service study areas, and congressional districts. California Health Maps includes 5-year and 10-year cancer incidence rates for 12 of the most common invasive cancer sites by sex and race/ethnicity. It also includes selected population sociodemographic data.
Accessing GBACR Data for Research Purposes

Disclosure of cancer registry data is governed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Researchers who want to obtain a special data set from the GBACR, contact potential research participants through the GBACR, or link a research data set to GBACR data must submit project information for review and approval. The application and review process for a case listing will vary depending on the nature of the project and data requested. 

Please complete the GBACR data release pre-application and we will contact you within 5 business days.

GBACR Data Release Pre-application

If you need summaries (e.g., case counts) for research planning purposes or a letter of support for your grant submission, please send an email to the Data Release Coordinator at [email protected] or call 510-608-5022.

Helpful documents for researchers:

  1. General Information on Applying for Access to and Disclosure of GBACR Data
  2. Calfornia Cancer Registry Policies and Procedures for Access to and Disclosure of Confidential Data
  3. GBACR Case Listing Application or GBACR Early Case Ascertainment Application
  4. Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (State IRB Manager)
  5. GBACR Fees
  6. Center for Health Statistics and Informatics (research application for vital records data and statistics)

Please use the following CCR acknowledgement language in publications that use CCR data:

The collection of cancer incidence data used in this study was supported by the California Department of Public Health pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 103885; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Program of Cancer Registries, under cooperative agreement 5NU58DP006344; the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program under contract HHSN261201800032I awarded to the University of California, San Francisco, contract HHSN261201800015I awarded to the University of Southern California, and contract HHSN261201800009I awarded to the Public Health Institute, Cancer Registry of Greater California.  The ideas and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State of California, Department of Public Health, the National Cancer Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or their Contractors and Subcontractors.