MDH Cancer Registry
The MDH Cancer Committee, consisting of a wide range of health professionals, meets quarterly to review new policies, evaluate new and former programs, assess patient care evaluations, and examine the cancer registry database.
The MDH Tumor Board meets monthly to confidentially discuss newly diagnosed cancer cases to control continued performance improvement and the quality of care for cancer patients.
The MDH Cancer Registry, established in 1981, currently maintains a database of over 6,000 cancer patients – their history, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. This data is required by the Illinois State Cancer Registry. The data is used for large-scale studies and in the development of state and national patient care statistics. Of the patients being tracked, the MDH Cancer Registry has a successful follow-up rate of over 90 percent.
Since 1983, the MDH cancer program has strived for excellence to ensure that a cancer patient will have access to comprehensive care, including state-of-the-art services and equipment, with a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options; information, education, and support; a cancer registry that collects data and offers lifelong patient follow-up; and ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
The cancer program organizes the activity, cancer committee leadership, cancer registry data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement with respect to cancer patients.
MDH cancer program has also partnered with the American Cancer Society to provide the best services for the cancer patient under strict confidence. For more information about the MDH Cancer Program please contact the Cancer Registrar at (309) 833-4101, ext. 13520
2010 Cancer Program Annual Report
2011 Cancer Program Annual Report
2012 Cancer Program Annual Report