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The Cancer Information Center

Miami Valley Hospital’s Cancer Information Center, commonly known as the Registry, is a data system for collection, management and analysis of information on all cancer patients diagnosed and treated at our facility.

About the Registry

In more than 1,400 Commission on Cancer-approved cancer programs, professionals collect data specific to cancer patients. Programs collect this cancer data in 49 of the 50 states. Miami Valley Hospital has the largest cancer program in Dayton. Our program’s reference year is 1990.

Miami Valley Hospital maintains the Registry for both educational and research purposes, as well as for lifetime patient follow-up. It also serves as a reminder to patients and doctors to schedule regular examinations so any recurrence of the disease can be detected early. 

Specialists in data collection record essential information about disease management. Certified tumor registrars ensure the information is complete and accurate.

What does the Registry Collect?

The information collected by the Registry includes:

  • Demographics: age, sex, race and place of residence
  • Medical history: medical findings, date of original diagnosis and details of any prior treatment
  • Diagnostic findings: types, dates and results of procedures and techniques
  • Treatment modalities: surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation and others

Patient information is strictly confidential. Experts analyze the data, report to the state (as required by law) and report to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Individual cancer patients are never identified outside the Registry system.

What is the Data Used For?

Data collected in the Registry is used to:

  • Calculate survival rates by site, state of disease and other variables
  • Provide follow-up information on cancer patients for evaluation of patient care, treatment, survival and early detection of disease recurrence
  • Group and tabulate information by selected variable, specified by doctors and other researchers, to help in future understanding of the disease
  • Develop guidelines and procedures for patient management
  • Aid the hospital Oncology Committee to evaluate the hospital’s cancer program
  • Analyze referral patterns of cancer patients to identify needs for future health care facilities and programs
  • Develop education programs and material for medical personnel, patients and the public
  • Monitor activities of Miami Valley Hospital’s cancer program, which is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

For more information, call (937) 208-2731(937) 208-2731.

Content Updated: August 16, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Cancer Care Services.
Breast Center at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Cancer Care at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Cancer Care at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Cancer Care at Miami Valley Hospital South
2300 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
Gynocologic Oncology Center at Miami Valley Hospital South
2300 Miami Valley Dr. Suite 260 Centerville, OH  45459
High Risk Breast Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
High Risk Breast Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
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