The Tumor Registry at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center is located on the fourth floor along with the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the American Cancer Society Resource Room.
Mandated by state and federal law, anytime a diagnosis of cancer is made, information is passed along from the doctor to the Tumor Registry. Pertinent information of the diagnosis and progress of care is gathered and reported to the State of Maine, who in turn, reports to the National Cancer Data Base, which is supported by the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society .
Individuals are followed from the time of diagnosis and through the remainder of their lives. All workers with access to your personal information closely protect it to ensure your privacy.
The information gathered allows the Tumor Registry to track the incidence and types of cancer diagnosed and treated at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. This data allows researchers to study large groups of patients and assess the outcomes of various treatments so that cancer patients can be given the best care for their individual situations.
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center is accredited through the American College of Surgeons- Commission on Cancer and as a requirement, the registry hosts' monthly interdisciplinary physician cancer case review. Discovery, treatment and outcomes are reviewed in a consultative forum with members of the patients' medical team.
To learn more contact 207-777-8518.
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Lori Wilbur-Dunham, CTR