Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Norman Regional maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base, a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world.
“Cancer registry is important because of the massive amounts of detailed, quality data that is collected by certified tumor registrars,” said Cecyle Haley, a Certified Tumor Registrar and coordinator for the Norman Regional cancer program. “The registry also coordinates multi-disciplinary cancer conferences that provide a resource for education and discussion of all cancer sites. CTR’s are trained to provide leadership in monitoring and complying with ACOS Standards of Care for accreditation.”
Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC-accredited cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from this type of data analysis, which is used to create national, regional and state benchmark reports. These reports help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts.
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