EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIOSTATISTICS AND CANCER REGISTRY
INTRODUCTION
Hospital Cancer Registry (HCR)

The HCR has been in existence since 1954. The main functions include registration of cases, maintenance of medical records, abstraction of data in specific format for research studies, lifetime follow up of treated cases and providing statistics for the administration and research.


DEPARTMENT VISION 2020

STRIVING TOWARDS A PAPERLESS CANCER REGISTRY


  • Ensuring the availability of all prospective patient data in hospital management system (Med-Mantra) , digitizing all paper records and use of online-tools for instant retrieval of cancer outcome statistics.

  • GETTING CANCER DECLARED AS A NOTIFIABLE DISEASE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU


  • This will be the pinnacle of achievements to aid in passive reporting of cancer data to demographic registries.

  • EXPANDING THE ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES


  • Starting PhD programs and certificate courses in biostatistics and epidemiology.