Geographic Area:
Cherokee Tribal Jurisdictional Service Area (TJSA), a 7,000 square mile region which involves fourteen Oklahoma counties. Its current boundaries are the same as those of the Cherokee Nation at the time of Oklahoma statehood in 1907.

First Full Year of Data: 1997

Principal Investigators:
Sohail Khan, M.B.B.S.

Web Site:
Cherokee Nation Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy

Population Characteristics of the Cherokee Nation Registry (2020 Census Data 1)

Race/Ethnicity Both Sexes % of Total Registry Population
  1. Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Census 2020, DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171), Tables P1, P2
  2. Since each person could report multiple races in the 2020 Census, race-specific counts and percentages in this table are based on persons self-reporting only one race.
  3. Only the American Indian/Alaska Native populations within this area are covered by SEER.
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,3 88,823 100