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Access to Ohio Cancer Incidence Data

Ohio cancer incidence data, i.e., information on cases of cancer newly diagnosed among Ohioans during a specified time period, from the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS) at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), are available to researchers and the public in multiple formats: tabular; published cancer statistics.  For information or assistance with your data request contact the OCISS by:

Phone:      614-752-2689
Fax:          614-644-8028
Mail:         Ohio Department of Health
                 Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System
                 246 North High Street
                 Columbus, OH 43215

Access to Ohio cancer incidence data, by format, can be obtained through the following procedures:

  • Tabular Cancer Incidence Data - are available through ODH's Information Warehouse.

  • Published Cancer Statistics - are available through reports and cancer fact sheets on the OCISS Reports page.
  • Datasets - are available for research to further the prevention and control of cancer. Approval may be obtained through the following procedures:

A. Local Health Department requests for data. Please see below:

OCISS Data Release Policy

OCISS Warehouse Data Fields May2018 NEW

OCISS LHD Data User Agreement 2018 

B. Researcher requests for data:

    1. Contact the OCISS to talk with our staff about your request. The following document and forms are available to make application for datasets:
      ODH/OCISS Data Items Available for Surveillance and Research (Data Items), a complete listing of available cancer data items and information about how to access the NAACCR Data Dictionary.
      OCISS Researcher Data User Agreement (Data User Agreement).
      ODH/IRB Application for Protocol Review (Institutional Review Board).

    2. Mail the documents to the address on the IRB form and a copy of the documents to the address above.

Last Updated:  5/4/2018