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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.


MCSS operations are supported, in part, by CDC Cooperative Agreement #U58-DP000802. The contents of this web site are solely the responsibility of MCSS and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

Updated Thursday, 22-Aug-2013 14:30:35 CDT