At Central Baptist Hospital, our Cancer Program has been accredited as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer (COC) since 1990. We are proud to have received full Accreditation with Commendation with our most recent survey.
We have also received a three-year full accreditation from the National accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) – the first hospital in Lexington and the first community hospital in KY to receive this distinction. The Cancer Registry is an important part of our successful cancer program.
A Cancer Registry collects, analyzes and maintains current information on all patients diagnosed with cancer, and/or who receive treatment. Cancer registries are required by law for every provider in the United States.
Cancer registrars are the data experts. Cancer Registrars:
- Collect timely, accurate, and complete cancer data
- Maintain data within an institution
- Enter the data into a computer database
- Report information as required by law including demographics, incidence, staging, treatment, and outcomes
- Update cancer registry information regularly. Follow-up is required each year for every patient in the cancer registry and may be obtained through medical records or personal contact by letter or phone.
Cancer registrars' work goes far beyond simply collecting cancer data. In order to accomplish the goal of preventing and controlling cancer, they also work closely with physicians, administrators, researchers, and health care planners to provide support for cancer program development, ensure compliance of reporting standards, and serve as a valuable resource for cancer information.