Cancer Center

Cancer Registry

Cancer Center Partners with the State of Georgia

The Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry (GCCR) is a statewide, population-based cancer registry collecting data from all cancer cases diagnosed among Georgia residents since Jan. 1, 1995. Our Cancer Abstractor collects data for each cancer patient diagnosed (identifying information is removed) and/or treated at the Enoch Callaway Cancer Center and submits it each month to the GCCR. This information is used to develop strategies and policies for cancer prevention, control and treatment.

The availability of this data at the state level allows health researchers to analyze geographic, racial and other factors affecting the state’s population. It also helps determine where early detection, educational or other programs are most needed.

The Goals of the GCCR are to:

  • To collect information on all newly diagnosed cancer cases.
  • To calculate cancer incidence rates for the state of Georgia.
  • To make data available to the public and health care professionals.
  • To identify and evaluate cancer morbidity and mortality trends and problems on an ongoing basis.
  • To provide cancer incidence and mortality data to cancer control programs to assist them in developing strategies and evaluating their effectiveness.
  • To stimulate cancer control research.

The Enoch Callaway Cancer Center is proud to play a part in this important endeavor.

For more information, call (706) 812-2191.

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