Outstanding Achievement Award

In 2012, 2009 and 2006, The Commission on Cancer gave Pardee Hospital the Outstanding Achievement Award 

Cancer Registry

Why we collect and submit patient data

Current cancer statistics are crucial for successful cancer research. That is why if you are treated for cancer at Pardee, our Cancer Registry program will collect and submit some of your health information to state and national databases. For privacy, we do not include your name when we submit your health information. We hope that by collecting and submitting this information, we can aid in research to find a cure for cancer.

We keep your information strictly confidential as mandated by the State of North Carolina and the bylaws of Pardee Hospital. We also comply with HIPAA regulations.

In most states, hospitals are required by law to submit data on their patients with cancer, as well as other diseases and conditions. There is also data in the registry on certain non-cancerous tumors, such as benign brain tumors.

The information we collect

We collect and submit the following information to state and national databases:

  • Your family history

  • Your social history

  • Your occupational history

  • The location of your tumor

  • The cell type of your tumor

  • Your stage at the time of diagnosis

  • The treatment you received

  • Your current status

Who uses the data?

We submit data on an annual basis to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and on a monthly basis to the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry. Other hospitals throughout the country also submit this information so researchers have complete, accurate data to work with in determining incidence and mortality rates, as well as in planning clinical trials and other research.

Lifetime follow-up with cancer survivors

Our Cancer Registry program is also responsible for your lifetime follow-up. If you are in our cancer patient database, someone from our team will follow up with you once a year for the rest of your life. He or she may:

  • Review your electronic medical record

  • Send a letter to your physician or another hospital

  • Send a letter to you

We are required to have current follow-up on at least 90 percent of our patients. This information helps statisticians to determine how patients live with certain stages of cancer and serves as a reminder for you to schedule check-ups on a routine basis.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information about our Cancer Registry, call 828-696-1341.

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