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Delaware Cancer Registry

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the Delaware Cancer Registry is to help reduce the cancer burden in Delaware, by maintaining a cancer database of excellent quality and completeness, and making this information available to health professionals, researchers, health care organizations and public health professionals for cancer prevention and control efforts.

The purpose of the Delaware Cancer Registry is to collect timely, complete and accurate data from reporting sources to insure an accurate and continuing source of data concerning cancer and certain specified benign tumors. Reporting sources include all health care practitioners who diagnose or treat cancer, as well as hospitals, clinical laboratories, and other cancer diagnosis and treatment facilities within Delaware. The Registry will serve as a source of information to measure quality of cancer care in Delaware.

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