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Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR) Statistics

OSCaR Data


These data represent the cancers that are reportable to OSCaR:

  • All invasive malignant neoplasms, except basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
  • All in-situ carcinomas, except carcinoma in-situ of the cervix uteri, and basal and squamous cell carcinoma in-situ of the skin.
  • All non-malignant primary intracranial and central nervous system tumors.

In analyzing Oregon's cancer data, we looked at various measures commonly used in epidemiologic studies of cancer.

  • One measure is the incidence rate, which provides information on the frequency with which cases are occurring in the population over time. Another measure is the mortality rate, which is the rate of deaths due to cancer in the Oregon population.
  • Annual crude incidence rates are calculated as the total number of newly diagnosed cases divided by the overall population of Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rates are calculated to allow comparisons between two different populations (i.e., Oregon and the U.S.) whose age distributions differ.

Mortality and Incidence Queriable Databases

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