Healthy Communities

Arkansas Cancer Registry

Population-based cancer surveillance is critical in North America for cancer control activities aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States. The Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR) is a population-based registry designed to collect timely and complete data on all cancer cases diagnosed in the state. 

Cancer is the second leading cause of death behind heart disease in Arkansas. The most frequently diagnosed cancers in the state include lung, colorectal, breast cancer among women, and prostate cancer among men. Due to the increasing burden, it will be important for the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry to collect cancer information for surveillance, to conduct cancer investigations, to assist initiatives for early detection and prevention, and to supply data for research and policy endeavors.

Click here for the Cancer Registry publications.

Click here for the Arkansas Cancer Registry Query System.

Click here for Arkansas Cancer Registry data available using SEER*Stat. This public use data set for researchers is available from the National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR) at the CDC. Please see the data dictionary for more information.

Application for Cancer Registry Surveillance Data (Request Form)
Guidelines for Investigating Clusters of Chronic Diseases
Rules Pertaining to the Arkansas Cancer Registry
Cancer Registries Amendment Act
Arkansas Board of Health Statewide Cancer Registry Act
Reporters and Physicians
ACCR Utilities Page
The Impact of Cancer Data - "Cancer Data - Lives Matter"
Cancer Registry Meaningful Use
Cancer Reporting Tool (WebPlus)

*Arkansas Central Cancer Registry is supported by Cooperative Agreement # 17-1701 6 NU58DP006343-01-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

*We acknowledge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for its support of the ACCR staff, and the printing and distribution of the data under cooperative agreement #17-1701 6 NU58DP006343-01-01 awarded to the Arkansas Department of Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Office Address Phone Fax
Cancer Registry 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 7
Little Rock, AR 7220
501-661-2463 501-661-2891

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Arkansas Department of Health
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4815 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205-3867