Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute | Cancer Registry

Crucial Data Supporting Cutting Edge Cancer Research

Knowledge is power when fighting cancer. The Cancer Registry manages the vital cancer research data health care providers and investigators depend on to prevent and control cancer. It’s an unmatched database on cancer statistics that’s one of the oldest in the country.

No idle databank, Hartford Hospital’s Cancer Registry can proactively identify which cancer treatments are working best, where cancer rates are spiking, and how patients are faring during survivorship. It provides supporting cancer data for developing studies, grant applications and protocols. The registry also guides community outreach efforts to areas with the highest cancer rates. We deliver preventative education and cancer screening services where they are most needed thanks to its data.

Dating back to 1928, the Registry is one of the oldest in the country. It provides detailed lifetime treatment records on over 100,000 patients. Credentialed professionals trained in the collection and analysis of cancer information run the Registry, which is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This centralized cancer data resource helps patients coordinate care with other facilities, guides Hartford Hospital’s investments toward advanced equipment, and connects researchers to national cancer databases.

The Registry’s raw data is a dependable source of information on quality improvement opportunities, helping us identify techniques to improve cancer treatment outcomes.

Registry Confidentiality is Guaranteed
Information in the Cancer Registry is highly regulated to ensure patient confidentiality. A covered entity within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it follows all privacy and confidentiality regulations. The Registry’s cancer data is reported to the Connecticut Tumor Registry under State of Connecticut Public Law, Chapter 333, Sec. 19-36-1, 2 and also to the National Cancer Data Base in compliance with Commission on Cancer program standards.

For Clinical Staff:

  • assess efficacy of diagnostic and treatment methods
  • evaluate patient outcomes
  • search for cancer trends
  • support cancer research studies
  • use supporting data for studies, grant applications and protocols

For Administrators:

  • determine resource allocation and program needs
  • track referral patterns
  • monitor quality and adherence to NCC guidelines

Additional Resources:

Download the latest Cancer Center Annual Report
Cancer Clinical Research Office
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
American Joint Committee on Cancer
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results – part of NCI
National Cancer Database
National Comprehensive Cancer Network


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