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          Date of Hearing:  April 27, 2016


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                               Lorena Gonzalez, Chair


          AB  
          2325 (Bonilla) - As Amended April 5, 2016


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          This bill requires, on or after January 1, 2019, a pathologist  
          diagnosing cancer to report cancer diagnoses to the California  
          Cancer Registry (CCR) of the California Department of Public  
          Health (CDPH) in a format prescribed by CDPH, and establishes a  
          pilot project to enable CDPH and authorized users to conduct  
          electronic specific data element searches of the information  
          collected by the registry. 


          FISCAL EFFECT:










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          As the business model of the CCR already incorporates a move to  
          standardized electronic reporting and the CCR already has the  
          technical capacity to conduct electronic data searches, costs  
          are expected to be minor and absorbable (Proposition 99 funds). 


          COMMENTS:


          1)Purpose.  This bill will allow the CCR to be used by  
            researchers in order to find patients who may benefit from  
            clinical trials, and will make reporting to the registry more  
            rapid by requiring electronic reporting by pathologists who  
            diagnose cancer. This bill is co-sponsored by the American  
            Cancer Society Action Network and the University of Southern  
            California. 



          2)Background. The CCR is a statewide, population-based cancer  
            surveillance system that monitors the incidence of mortality  
            of specific cancer over time, and analyzes differential risks  
            of cancer by race/ethnicity, age, sex, geographic region, and  
            other social characteristics of the population.  The CCR  
            conducts research and collaborates with researchers on cancer  
            research projects related to treatment, risk factors, and  
            prevention of cancer.  This bill is expected to modernize and  
            improve the utility of the CCR.



          3)Related Legislation.  AB 1823 (Bonilla), also being heard  
            today, requests the UC to establish a grant program to  
            increase participation in clinical trials, as specified.   



          Analysis Prepared by:Lisa Murawski / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081








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