The Cancer Registry is a database of information about cancer patients. It helps doctors and researchers understand what may cause cancer and the most effective ways to prevent and treat it. Hospitals across the country and around the world have joined together to collect and share data about individual cancer cases and what their outcome is.
Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center also participates in this registry and reports cancer statistics for our health system. Our Cancer Registry includes a data system that collects, manages and analyzes cancer patient data. Our data is available to all cancer researchers nationwide and internationally.
The data is also used at CMMC to educate medical staff, analyze treatment results, and evaluate the quality of care. The data system is managed by a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).
The Registry collects updated information through hospital, physician and patient contact. We ask for our patients’ help in keeping information current. All cancer patient information is treated with confidentiality; cancer data is used without personal identifiers.