Annual National Cancer Report:
Overall Rates Continue to Decline
The Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program’s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer through monitoring and identifying cancer disparities through innovation and support to the California Cancer Registry and global cancer community and to deliver high quality complete and robust data to reduce morbidity and mortality while improving cancer care in all populations.
The Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP) is the population-based cancer registry for Los Angeles County. Since 1972, the CSP has routinely collected and analyzed information on all new cancer diagnoses made among residents of the County. The CSP is a member of the statewide population-based cancer surveillance system, the California Cancer Registry (CCR). It is also part of the National Cancer Institute-funded Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SEER program. The CSP is administered by the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. With the large and diverse population of Los Angeles County, the CSP has served as a resource for many epidemiological studies of cancer in Los Angeles County.
Among men, regardless of race/ethnicity, cancers of the stomach, lung, colon, rectum, and prostate account for 50% of all cancers
Among all racial/ethnic groups ranging from 23.3% to 40.5% breast cancer is the most common cancer in women