Cancer registries are databases of cancer information that are used for research. They offer people the chance to participate in research that helps find new cancer treatments and cures. Registries also give researchers valuable data on how cancer works.

Esophageal Cancer and Related Diseases (ECRD)

The Natural History of Esophageal Cancer and Related Diseases (ECRD) was established in 2004 by the Department of Surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. The ECRD is an extensive library of data and samples collected from individuals and families from across the country. The purpose of the ECRD is to create a dynamic resource that will aide in the prevention and treatment of esophageal disease.

OHSU Cancer Registry

Established in the early 1960s, the OHSU Cancer Registry keeps detailed demographic, diagnostic, treatment and outcomes data on all patients diagnosed with cancer, and all primary brain and central nervous system tumors, benign or malignant. The data is used in a variety of ways, including learning how well different treatments work, analyzing the outcomes of treatment and sending data to state and national databases.