September 14, 2016

Governor Brown approves law mandating reporting of cancer diagnoses

AB 2325 required pathologists who diagnose cancer to report those diagnoses electronically to the Ken Maddy California Cancer Registry. This data provides critical information to researchers that helps them determine risk factors and conduct early detection of cancer clusters. By requiring electronic reporting, AB 2325 reduces delays in relaying this vital information and also allows cancer researchers to request the cancer diagnosis data to identify matches to clinical trials they are performing.