Why We Are Important to You
The Cancer Registry is an information system designed for the collection, storage, management and analysis of data on person with cancer.
Where do you think we get statistics on new cancer cases and survival outcomes? From YOU – cancer survivors!
We serve as the link in a comprehensive, confidential, data collections system for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center staff physicians for the Center Program. Hospitals, physicians and other facilities that diagnose and treat cancer patients are required by law to report cancer related information to their local regional registry, which in turn reports to the California Cancer Registry (CCR). The CCR and regional registries use this information for research into the causes of cancer. Reports about the incidence of cancer are used for public education, health planning and research projects. All cancer cases diagnosed and/or treated at PVHMC are recorded in a computerized, text-coded format to insure the strictest reporting confidentiality.
The Cancer Registry is one of the requirements necessary to maintain our approval as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's Cancer Program has been approved by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer since 1978.
Annual lifetime follow-up of all new cancer patients (initially diagnosed and/or treated at PVHMC) is a requirement by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer. Disease status and vital status information is obtained through:
- Follow-up letter or phone calls to physicians, other hospitals or patients
- Tracking patients through the hospital information system or the internet.
Follow-up letters and phone calls act as an important reminder to patients and/or physicians “it’s time for a check-up.” Current, accurate follow-up information provides invaluable data for the analysis of treatment and patient survival outcomes. The Registry continues to follow each patient for life, charting recurrences, subsequent treatment, and quality of life. This information is analyzed for patterns of care, associated outcomes, and is utilized in administrative planning for ongoing cancer programs and supportive services.
Each year, the Registry publishes the Cancer Program Annual Report which provides an overview of the cancer cases diagnosed that year. The report not only sites statistics, but also discusses accomplishments and overall improvements within the Program.
You can contact us at 909.865.9134.
Click here to see our current Cancer Program Annual Report