The Central Cancer Registry was established as a division of the Department of Health and Human Services in 1980 at the National Medical Center, and began with voluntary hospital participation. As of 2004, the registry is headquartered at the National Cancer Center. The Central Cancer Registry collects, manages, analyzes, and distributes data including cancer incidence and survival. It also puts out annual reports (as well as other statistics).
Reports contain incidence data and may also contain data on survival and prevalence. Data come from the hospital-based Korean Central Cancer Registry (KCCR), 11 population-based cancer registries, and site-specific cancer registries. The reports also utilize data from death certificates.