Cancer Registry

About the cancer registry

Harrison’s cancer registry is a collection of data about its cancer cases. The registry helps by supplying important information about treatment and outcomes while maintaining strict patient confidentiality.

The registry has a lot to do with the quality of cancer care you receive. The focus is on cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Patient data includes:

  • diagnosis
  • history
  • cancer stage
  • types of treatment
  • type of cancer
  • treatment results
  • lifetime follow-up
Harrison’s cancer accreditation
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has accredited our Comprehensive Community Care Program for more than two decades. A cancer registry is one of the many requirements needed to maintain this accreditation. The registry – vital to our patients – helps us provide you with exceptional healthcare.

Cancer registry helps patients
The registry is an important resource for cancer research. It helps our community – and it contributes to advances worldwide.
The data helps to:
  • Improve treatment
  • Evaluate health services
  • Improve diagnosis
  • Develop prevention programs
How we use the registry
Harrison gathers data for the registry from a few areas, including electronic medical records and pathology reports. Our cancer committee reviews all facts. This helps us look more closely at our services and make important changes to benefit the patient. Besides using the registry for our cancer program improvements, we also report non-identifiable data to state and national registries. One is the National Cancer Data Base, which helps cancer care nationwide.