Utah Cancer Registry
The Utah Cancer Registry (UCR) is a population-based cancer registry that has served the State of Utah since 1966.
The UCR promotes public health in Utah by maintaining cancer data, which makes the monitoring of trends in incidence and mortality as well as the evaluation of prevention and control measures possible. One of the major functions of the UCR is to serve as a resource for researchers, physicians, hospitals, and the Utah Department of Health. The UCR also provides local data to national agencies such as the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, for the purpose of generating national cancer statistics. Other functions include serving as an educational and data resource for physicians and institutions, to stimulate research into all aspects of cancer in Utah, and to promote state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The primary funding source for UCR comes from the National Cancer Institute, with supplementary funding from the University of Utah and the Utah Department of Health.