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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.