Cancer Initiatives

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There are four units responsible for the NJDOH cancer initiatives:

  • Cancer Epidemiology Services (CES) is responsible for the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, collection and analysis of cancer statistics, cancer patterns and trends, and cancer research activities.

    • New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR): is a population-based cancer registry dedicated to tracking the occurrence of cancers within the state that contains information on all cancer cases including the type of cancer, race, gender, age and residence at diagnosis, first course of treatment, and survival.

    • New Jersey Cancer Research Program: collaborates on and conducts cancer research studies,¬†publishes findings in scientific journals, analyzes data from the NJSCR and produces statewide cancer incidence, mortality and speciality reports with other Department staff.

  • New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED) provides breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer education, outreach, screenings, case management and follow-up services to low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents of the state.

  • New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) was established in 1983 to promote and fund innovative cancer research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer, and to bring the benefits of such research to patients in New Jersey through education and outreach.

  • Office of Cancer Control and Prevention (OCCP) is dedicated to implementing the New Jersey Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan by coordinating statewide and local activities designed to reduce the incidence, illness and death due to cancer in New Jersey.