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.
Oregon Liver Tumor Registry (OLTR)
The OLTR was created help doctors improve treatment and screening for liver cancer, and to establish a liver specimen bank and database for future cancer research. The establishment of a liver tissue and data repository at OHSU is an invaluable asset to researchers who are working to learn more about liver cancer.
Personalized Cancer Medicine Registry (PCMR)
The PCMR is a registry of patients who have consented to tumor genotyping, and to be contacted for personal health updates and opportunities to participate in research.
The registry includes molecular, clinicopathologic, and staging information, which is stored and can easily be searched as trials of new treatments are opened up. This registry will allow doctors to enroll patients in clinical trials based on a molecular fingerprint of their tumors, which increases the likelihood of a good response to treatment.
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.