The cancer registry maintains the registry database of the patient's history, diagnosis, stage, treatments and outcomes for all patients who meet the State of California and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer reporting requirements on cancer diagnosis or other required diseases (select blood disorders and benign brain tumors). Treatment outcomes and survival statistics are maintained by conducting lifetime annual follow-up on all living patients diagnosed and/or treated at Community Memorial Hospital during their first course of therapy.
Oncology or cancer data management is the next step, when the registry retrieves, analyzes, evaluates for quality, and generates accurate and meaningful information for the cancer committee, medical staff or hospital administration use.
The cancer registry is mandated by State law to submit required cases monthly to the California Cancer Registry for statewide statistics. Cases are submitted annually without patient identifiable information to the National Cancer Data Base for national statistics. Our hospital services and hospital experience (registry data) are shared with the American Cancer Society and other hospitals across the nation via the National Cancer Data Base.