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
(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