Healthy Communities

Arkansas Cancer Registry

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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.

Since 1996, through funding from the National Program of Cancer Registry (NPCR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ACCR has been collecting population-based cancer incidence data among residents in Arkansas. The ACCR collects high quality and complete data, and has been consistently certified as Registry of Distinction by NPCR and a gold-standard registry designated by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).


Cancer in Arkansas 2020
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
Resources for Reporters
Cancer Reporting Tool (WebPlus)

*We acknowledge the National Program of Cancer Registries at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its support of the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry under the cooperative agreement awarded to Arkansas.

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

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