Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS)
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:
- 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
- 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.