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Beebe's Tumor Registry

Beebe and The Delaware Cancer Registry

Tumor registry staff

Members of the department, Helen Moody, CTR (seated), Ann Moore, LPN, CTR (left), and Sue Cadwallader, CTR, enter Beebe's patient data into the Tumor Registry so it can be compared with state and national outcomes.  Data on cancer incidence, type, stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival is collected by the Cancer Registry and reported to the Delaware State Central Registry. Registry data is also submitted to the National Cancer Data Base, which uses this information to monitor cancer trends, plan cancer prevention programs, help set priorities, and advance medical research efforts.

The Delaware Cancer Registry is a cancer information center that collects data about new cancer cases, cancer treatment, and cancer deaths for the entire state of Delaware. The Registry data offers numerous benefits, including the monitoring of trends, promoting scientific research to increase survival, educating the public, providing information for policy planning in cancer prevention and control, plus sharing and comparing cancer data with other states and the Performance Improvement National Cancer Center Data Base. The national organization collects information nationwide to monitor cancer trends, plan cancer prevention and control programs, and help set priorities for allocating health resources and advance medical research.

The Beebe Healthcare Tumor Registry is the cornerstone of an Approved Cancer Program that is recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. It collects data on cancer incidence, type, stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival, and submits the data to the Delaware Central Registry and to the National Cancer Center Data Base. The Beebe Healthcare Tumor Registry has a follow-up rate of 98.2 percent of Tunnell Cancer Center patients. The standard for the Commission on Cancer is 90 percent.