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Review: Types of Registries

Types of Registries has provided you with information about the existing types of cancer registries, including population-based cancer registries, hospital-based cancer registries, and special cancer registries.

You have learned that the population-based registry has some advantages over other types because it serves a wider range of purposes. Data collected by population-based registries are used by physicians, researchers, medical students, and health care administrators alike. Research can be conducted based on an unbiased group of cases. In addition, using data collected from population-based cancer registries, cancer control agencies and programs make important decisions regarding the allocation of resources and prevention strategies.


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