Cancer Registration

The cancer registration module will introduce various concepts related to cancer registration, related historical events, highlight the importance of the cancer registry, describe the types of registries, and the role of the cancer registrar.  The importance and significance of cancer data collection will be presented as well as a discussion of the importance of confidentiality in managing data.

At the conclusion of this module you will be able to

  • Articulate important concepts related to cancer registration
  • Describe the history of cancer registration
  • Explain the role of cancer registration in the fight against cancer
  • Differentiate between the major types of cancer registries
  • Specify the major cancer data categories
  • Explain the process of cancer data collection
  • Describe the registrar’s role in patient confidentiality
  • Explain important concepts related to HIPAA

Updated: December 11, 2023