Sharing cancer information benefits researchers, doctors and patients. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Cancer Registry regularly shares data with other registries and databases to help improve knowledge of cancer nationwide. Each month, we submit data to the Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR). In turn, OSCaR submits data to the National Program of Cancer Registries, part of the United States Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, data is submitted annually to Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and the Federal Information Processing System (FIPS), which in turn releases level II data to the American Cancer Society. Each patient and healthcare provider at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is part of a network of shared cancer information that leads to new treatments and cures.
OSCaR maintains a wide range of detailed demographic, diagnostic, treatment and outcomes data on all patients with a cancer diagnosis, as well as all primary brain and central nervous system tumors, benign or malignant. The data is used to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and analyze patient outcomes. It is also included in the state and national databases listed above.