The Cancer Registry is an integral part of the healthcare team. The registry chronicles information about all newly diagnosed cancers for purposes of understanding demographic patterns, etiology, treatment outcomes and cancer incidence. This provides an ongoing account of a patient’s history, diagnosis, treatment and current status. Local, state and national agencies use data from cancer registries to make important public health decisions that maximize the effectiveness of education and screening programs.
Cancer registrars participate in the cancer program, institution and community benefit activities as part of the healthcare team. They provide benchmarking services, monitor quality of care and clinical practice guidelines, assess patterns of care and referrals and monitor adverse outcomes.
Cancer registrars also provide consultative services on many issues, including program standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Commision on Cancer
Centers for Disease Control - Cancer
Oregon State Cancer Registry
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