The Cancer Registry plays an integral role in our American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (C0C) accredited program. The registry is a data system analysis of data on persons with the diagnosis of cancer, certain blood disorders and benign central nervous system tumors. The patient had to have been diagnosed and/or treated at our facility.
The registry works with physicians and administrators to provide support for cancer program development, ensure compliance with regulatory reporting requirements and standards. In addition, it serves as a resource for statistical and cancer information. The registry coordinates the COC accreditation process and ensures that OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center meets or exceeds all COC program standards.
As required by state law, registry data is reported to the Illinois State Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Database. The information is used to explore trends in patient outcomes in relation to treatment methods and modalities; help provide national and state benchmarks for patterns of patient care and survival; and serves as a basis for quality improvement.