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Access to Ohio Cancer Incidence Data

Ohio cancer incidence data, i.e., information on cases of cancer newly diagnosed among Ohioans during a specified time period, from the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS) at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), are available to researchers and the public in multiple formats: tabular and published cancer statistics. 

For information or assistance with your data request contact the OCISS by:

Phone: 614-752-2689
Fax: 614-644-8028
Email: OCISS@odh.ohio.gov
Mail: Ohio Department of Health
  Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Access to Ohio cancer incidence data, by format, can be obtained through the following procedures:

  • Tabular Cancer Incidence Data - are available through ODH's Information Warehouse.
  • Published Cancer Statistics - are available through reports and cancer fact sheets on the OCISS Reports page. 
  • Datasets - are available for research to further the prevention and control of cancer. Approval may be obtained through the following procedures

For Local Health Departments

OCISS Data Release Policy

OCISS Data Available - February 2019

OCISS LHD Data User Agreement 2019 

For Researchers

  1. Contact the OCISS to talk with our staff about your request. The following documents and forms are available to apply for datasets:
  2. Mail the documents to the address on the IRB form and a copy of the documents to the OCISS address.