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Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS)
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Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS)

The Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS) collects and analyzes cancer incidence data on all Ohio residents.

Cancer incidence is defined as newly-diagnosed cases of cancer. All Ohio providers of medical care are required, by law, to report to OCISS all cancers diagnosed and/or treated in Ohio.

Cancer is diagnosed each year in more than 70,000 Ohioans. The collection and analysis of population-based cancer incidence data help determine the burden of cancer in Ohio's communities, raise awareness about factors that may increase cancer risk and the benefits of early detection, and improve the survival of persons diagnosed with cancer.

Ohio’s cancer incidence data are widely used by public health professionals, medical researchers and others to develop, implement and promote many cancer prevention and control activities in Ohio and to support important cancer-related research.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides financial support under Cooperative Agreement NU58DP007097. The contents of this page are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS)
246 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 752-2689
Fax: (614) 644-8028