A cancer registry collects detailed information about cancer patients and the treatments they receive, and stores it in a database. Cancer Tumor Registrars (CTR) can abstract all cancer patients who are diagnosed and or treated at Carle from our database. Cancer Tumor Registrars abstract close to 1,300 new cancer patients per year. The gathered abstracted data is transmitted to the Illinois Central Registry on a monthly basis. This is how the state gets its statistics for different types of cancers.
Data from cancer registries helps identify groups that are higher risks for certain types of cancer, or geographic regions where cancers are being found at later stages. State and national organizations then work to determine the causes and then try to fix the problem.
The Carle Cancer Registry was started in 1934 and is one of the oldest registries in the state of Illinois. Our staff includes four Certified Tumor Registrars, a Quality Coordinator and a follow-up secretary.
The Cancer Registry has four quarterly Administrative Cancer Committee meetings following the requirements of the Commission on Cancer standards. The Chairman of the Cancer Committee is Dr. James Egner and the Physician Liaison is Dr. Vamsi Vasireddy. The Cancer Committee sets goals, monitors program activities, evaluates patient outcomes and improves care for our patients.
Carle Cancer Registry 2016 Annual Report