CAL*Explorer is an interactive website that provides easy access to a wide range of California Cancer Registry (CCR) cancer statistics. It provides detailed statistics for a cancer site by gender, race, age, region, and for a selected number of cancer sites, by histology.

With CAL*Explorer, you can...
  • Create custom graphs and tables
  • Download data and images
  • Share links to results

Additional Information

What's Included in the Current Release?

CAL*Explorer provides access to CCR incidence, survival, and mortality statistics including:

  • Recent Trends in CCR Incidence and CCR Mortality, 2000-2016
  • Recent Rates for CCR Incidence and CCR Mortality, 2012-2016
  • Long Term Trends in CCR Incidence and CCR Mortality, 1988-2016
  • Rates by Age at Diagnosis or Death
  • Stage Distribution (Incidence only)
  • County-level Incidence and Mortality Rates
  • Incidence and Mortality statistics for several Asian ethnicities including:
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Filipino
    • Korean
    • Vietnamese
    • South Asian
  • Statistics for several subtypes of larger cancer groupings including:
    • Breast Cancer
    • Esophagus Cancer
    • Lung and Bronchus Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
  • 5-year Relative Survival 2009-2015
  • Relative Survival Rates by Time Since Diagnosis

How Can I Provide Feedback?

The goal is to improve CAL*Explorer with each new CCR data release, we are interested in receiving feedback from users. Please send comments through the California Cancer Registry (CCR) Contact Us form.

Suggested Citation - CAL*Explorer: An interactive website for California Cancer Registry (CCR) cancer statistics [Internet]. The CCR is a program of the California Department of Public Health.. [Accessed (insert date)]. Available from

Special Thanks - The CAL*Explorer development team would like to acknowledge the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program for its permission to use the SEER*Explorer application as a framework for this application.