St. Francis County Partners
Arkansas Central Cancer Registry
The Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR) is a population-based registry whose goal is to collect timely and complete data on all cancer cases diagnosed in the state. The registry is located within the Center for Public Health Practice of the Arkansas Department of Health, and is responsible for maintaining a statewide cancer incidence reporting system; monitoring data accuracy, reliability, and completeness through systematic quality assurance procedures; analyzing cancer incidence and mortality data; disseminating cancer information and facilitating studies related to cancer prevention and control. Cancer Registry data are used to identify populations at increased risk of cancer, investigate public concerns of suspected excesses of cancer due to environmental or other factors, and monitor trends in cancer incidence and mortality so that appropriate and timely interventions are undertaken.