The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS) is Minnesota’s statewide, population-based cancer registry. The MCSS systematically collects demographic, diagnostic and
treatment information on all Minnesota residents with newly diagnosed cancers.
The primary objectives of the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System are to monitor the occurrence of cancer in Minnesota and describe the risks of developing cancer; inform health professionals and educate citizens regarding specific cancer risks; answer the public’s questions and concerns about cancer; promote cancer research; and guide decisions about how to target cancer control resources.
The MCSS produces a biennial report as well as other cancer specific reports. Reports issued in 1995 or later can be accessed at Cancer Statistics & Reports. Facilities, laboratories and hospitals seeking information about how to report cancers to the MCSS will find information at Cancer Reporting.
The Minnesota Cancer Alliance is a broad partnership of organizations and leaders from across Minnesota. We represent public health and health care organizations, cancer centers, culturally diverse organizations, researchers, nonprofit organizations, cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates — all dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer across the continuum from prevention and detection to treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care.