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 About HBCR
The primary purpose of Hospital Based Cancer Registries is to contribute to patient care by providing readily accessible information on the patients with cancer, the treatment received and its results. The data is also used for clinical research and for epidemiological purposes. Hospital based cancer registries are concerned with recording of information on the cancer patients seen in a particular hospital (Isabel dos Santos Silva et al, 1999). Within the hospital, a registry is often considered to be an integral part of the hospital’s cancer programme or health care delivery system. Zoom it...

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The stated Objectives of Hospital Based Cancer Registries (HBCRs) (Maclennan et al, 1978; Young, J.L. 1991) are outlined below:
1. GENERAL:
     1.1 Assess Patient Care 
     1.2 Participate in Clinical Research to Evaluate Therapy 
     1.3 Provide an idea of the patterns of cancer in the area 
     1.4 Help plan hospital facilities.
2. SPECIFIC:
     2.1 Contribute to active follow-up of the cancer patient 
     2.2 Describe length and quality of survival in relation to anatomical site, clinical stage and aspects of types of treatment 
     2.3 Contribute to the Population Based Cancer Registries (PBCRs) in the given area 
     2.4 Undertake epidemiological research through short-term case control studies 
     2.5 Show time trends in proportion of early to late stages at the time of diagnosis 
     2.6 Help assess quality of hospital care and cancer services in covered area.
Data collection is done by the individual registries using a standardized common core form. The information in this form mainly consists of patient identifying and demographic information, details of diagnosis the clinical stage of the disease and the broad type of treatment instituted.
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