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Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR)

Cancer is a Reportable Disease in Oregon

Every year, thousands of Oregonians are diagnosed with cancer. The Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR) was established in August 1995, after the Oregon Legislature unanimously passed legislation making cancer a reportable disease.

OSCaR is a statewide, population-based registry that collects and analyzes information about cancer cases occurring in Oregon. The ability to identify who is diagnosed statewide is important in the development of ways to prevent and control cancer.

Cancer Reporting

Meaningful Use: Reporting to the Cancer Registry

The Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR) has furloughed the Meaningful Use program effective May 1, 2017.

Using Cancer Data

Updates in Cancer Reporting Regulations

In December 2017, the rules on state cancer reporting regulations were updated.  A copy of the new set of rules is below.


Using data for cancer prevention and control is a fundamental purpose of the Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR). Information about OSCaR's research procedures and some examples of research projects are provided in the links below:

Cancer Data Inquires

The purpose of investigating a higher than expected rates of cancer is to evaluate the plausibility of an environmental, occupational, iatrogenic, or other preventable exposure associated with an increased risk of cancer. Learn more from the links below.

OSCaR Gets Silver

Cancer registries that meet the Silver Standard for Registry Certification have achieved a high standard for complete, accurate, and timely data for calculating standard incidence statistics for the year reviewed. The assessment is repeated annually and the recognition only pertains to a single year of data.

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