The Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR-ARC) home of the Missouri Cancer Registry (MCR) — Missouri's state-mandated central cancer registry — is located on the campus of the University of Missouri and housed within the Department of Health Management and Informatics in the School of Medicine. MCR is a collaborative partnership between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the University of Missouri. Since 1995, MCR has received financial support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR).
About our website
MCR-ARC's website was created to assist the various entities — inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, physician offices, pathology laboratories, ambulatory surgical centers, residential care facilities and assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and free-standing cancer clinics and treatment centers — required by Missouri statutes (192.650, 192.653, 192.655, 192.657 RSMo) and and regulations (19 CSR 70-21.010) to submit cancer information to the state central cancer registry.
Another function of the MCR-ARC website is to serve as an informational, educational and data resource for DHSS/other health department staff, researchers, physicians, educators, students and members of the public. In addition to providing data on its own website and supplying data for DHSS’ MICA (Missouri Information for Community Assessment) site, MCR-ARC also provides Missouri cancer incidence data to national (CDC, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries) and international (International Association of Cancer Registries) agencies for inclusion in national and international databases and publications.
For persons less familiar with MCR-ARC or new to cancer reporting, please visit our sitemap to see a list of our pages.