The Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR-ARC) was established in 1972 and became a population-based registry in 1985. Originally located in the Missouri Department of Health, which is now known as the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), MCR-ARC is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a collaborative partnership between DHSS and the University of Missouri. The Center is supported in part by a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and DHSS and a surveillance contract between DHSS and the University of Missouri.
Dr Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD is director of the Center. She is also a Research Associate Professor in the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) School of Medicine’s Department of Health Management and Informatics and core faculty in the MU Informatics Institute.