Cancer Care Annual Report

When you live with a cancer diagnosis, you want to feel confident you’ll get the best possible care and treatment. Your cancer care team at Nash UNC Health Care continuously works to improve cancer patient outcomes, survivorship, and the health of our community.

Expect patient-centered cancer care, compassionate health care providers, and a collaborative environment among multiple cancer specialists at Nash UNC.

Learn about cancer in our community, our evidence-based treatments, quality measures, and performance of our cancer care programs.

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What is a Cancer Tumor Registry?

A cancer registry is an information system designed for the collection, management, and analysis of data on persons with malignant or neoplastic cancer.

Benefits of a Cancer Registry

Cancer registry information from Nash UNC helps answer questions about cancer that result in better care and treatment for you. Cancer registry information ensures there’s reliable cancer data available for treatment, research, and educational purposes. Detailed information about cancer patients and treatments can help:

  • Identify high-risk groups
  • Increase screening in underserved areas
  • Investigate possible cancer causes

Cancer Registry Data

Cancer registries maintain a wide range of demographic and medical information, such as:

  • Demographic information, including age, gender, race/ethnicity, birthplace, occupation, and residence
  • Medical history, including physical findings, screening information, and any history of previous cancer
  • Diagnostic findings, including types, dates, and results of procedures used to diagnose cancer
  • Cancer information, including primary site, cell type, and extent of disease
  • Cancer therapy, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone or immunotherapy
  • Follow-up, including annual information about treatment, recurrence, and patient status


Each cancer registry strictly maintains confidentiality of patient information and related medical data. Aggregate data are analyzed and published without patient identifiers.

What is a Cancer Registrar?

Cancer registrars are data management experts who report cancer statistics for various health care agencies. Registrars work closely with physicians, administrators, researchers, and health care planners to provide support for cancer program development. They ensure compliance of reporting standards and serve as a valuable resource for cancer information with the goal of preventing and controlling cancer.

The cancer registrar is involved in managing and analyzing clinical cancer information for the purpose of education, research, and outcome management.

Cancer Care Fund

The Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, facilitated by the Nash Health Care Foundation, funds many of the cancer support services and programs at Nash UNC. Give to the Nash Health Care Foundation’s Cancer Patient Assistance Fund to support cancer patients in our community.

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