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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.

Learn more about OSCaR   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


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.

Changes to Rules

This page documents what, if any, changes the agency is considering to its current Oregon Administrative Rules and includes Temporary Rules that have been filed to address an immediate need and are in effect for up to 180 days. Additional information about specific rulemaking activities is provided below. There are currently no temporary rules in effect at this time.

Proposed Rulemaking Notices

The cancer reporting regulations in OAR 333-010-0000 through 333-010-0090 are being updated to align with the changes made in HB 2301. This includes updating health care facility and borderline tumor definitions throughout the rules, and clarifying how costs are calculated when the Authority provides reporting services to health care facilities(333-010-0090). Written comments may be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2017 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at:
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
or by E-mail to: or by fax to (971) 673-1299.

Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
For more details, please see the following document:  OSCaR_Rules_Notice.pdf

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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