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Texas Cancer Registry - Cancer Cluster Resources by Category


If you suspect and would like to report a cancer cluster in your community or workplace, please e-mail Cancer Data.


The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry responds to inquiries about toxic waste sites.

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health may respond to inquiries about suspected cancer clusters relating to environmental problems (see CDC's role in cancer clusters).

The National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences collaborated to publish Cancer and the Environment: What You Need to Know, What You Can Do. This booklet addresses concerns about the connection between cancer and exposure to toxic substances in the environment. It contains information about which types of substances are either known to cause or likely to cause cancer, and what can be done to reduce exposures to them. It also explains how scientists discover which substances are likely to cause cancer. The booklet provides an extensive overview of environmental causes of or risk factors for cancer including lifestyle factors such as diet and physical inactivity, certain medical drugs, hormones, radiation, viruses, bacteria, and environmental chemicals that may be present in the air, water, food, and workplace.

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) provides information about environment-related diseases and health risks, such as electromagnetic fields and cancer. Every other year, NIEHS produces the Report on Carcinogens—an extensive list of chemicals that cause cancer—as well as many other toxicology reports.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supplies information to citizens concerned about environmental issues in their communities.

The U.S. Geological Survey provides information on topics such as biological resources, natural hazards, and water quality.


The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) DefenseLink Web site provides information about various topics, including health.


CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) can provide information about exposures in the workplace known or suspected to cause cancer. NIOSH also responds to requests from employers, union representatives, or employees to evaluate potentially hazardous working conditions, including suspected cancer clusters.

Another resource for occupational health information is the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is committed to ensuring a safe and healthful workplace for all Americans.


The American Cancer Society provides information on cancer (including cancer clusters), research, and services. 

CDC's Cancer Prevention and Control Program may calculate and analyze cancer incidence rates upon special request.

The National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducts extensive cancer research activities and provides educational materials for the public. For an extensive overview of cancer clusters, including facts about cancer, the environment, and heredity; methods used in investigating suspected cancer clusters; guidelines for reporting suspected cancer clusters; and a list of additional resources, visit NCI's Cancer Cluster Web site.

State Chronic Disease Epidemiologists may be a source of information on cancer clusters and state cancer investigations.

Cancer Registries

CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) supports cancer registries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 territories (Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Republic of Palau).

NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) gathers in-depth data on cancer cases diagnosed in five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, and Utah) and six metropolitan areas (Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland, San Jose/Monterey, and Seattle). The metropolitan SEER registries send their data to the NPCR state registries.


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Last updated August 18, 2014