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144.671 CANCER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM; PURPOSE.
The commissioner of health shall establish a statewide population-based cancer surveillance
system. The purpose of this system is to:
(1) monitor incidence trends of cancer to detect potential public health problems, predict
risks, and assist in investigating cancer clusters;
(2) more accurately target intervention resources for communities and patients and their
families;
(3) inform health professionals and citizens about risks, early detection, and treatment of
cancers known to be elevated in their communities; and
(4) promote high quality research to provide better information for cancer control and to
address public concerns and questions about cancer.
History: 1987 c 403 art 2 s 9