SB344 Introduced by Sen. Rubio to Protect California Cancer Registry

California’s Cancer Registry  serves as a critical clearinghouse in the state for cancer surveillance and cancer research.  California State Senator Susan Rubio introduced a bill (SB 344) to protect the California Cancer Registry and regional registries, along with strengthening and improving data sharing and reporting.

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On February 7, 2023, Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) introduced Senate Bill 344, which will protect the California Cancer Registry and California’s regional cancer registries, and strengthen as well as improve data sharing and reporting.  The Public Health Institute is co-sponsoring the bill.

“SB 344 will ensure that we have the accurate, comprehensive, demographically diverse, and up-to-date surveillance data that serves as the foundation for cancer research – which means more, and more targeted, life-saving cancer trials, treatments, and prevention.” –Matthew Marsom, Senior Vice President at the Public Health Institute.

Read the full press release from Senator Rubio’s office.

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