About the Cancer Registry
The Cancer Registry at KHCC is a hospital-based cancer registry that systematically collects data about cancer patients treated at KHCC.
- Its database includes over 20,000 cases accessioned since June 2006.
- Patients' information is abstracted directly from the patient medical files by registrars.
Each registrar gets training through courses and hands on training, and after two years of experience, he/she is required to sit for a certification exam administered by the National Cancer Registrars Association in the USA to become Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR). Currently, KHCC cancer registry has two CTRs.
- Abstracted data includes information about demographics, cancer identification, staging, treatment, and basic follow up information including survival.
Cancer Registry Annual Report
- The registry publishes its report annually and has a data dictionary that defines all collected data items which were selected from different international standards like the cancer registry standards of World Health Organization (WHO), Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and Middle Eastern Cancer Consortium (MECC).
- KHCC physicians, researchers and administration analyze this data for research, administrative, and educational purposes.
Partnerships and collaborations
The Cancer Registry regularly reports cabcer cases to the Jordanian National Cancer Registry/Ministry of Health. The staff and management of the KHCC cancer registry are dedicated to guarantee the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of the data, and are involved with several initiatives for improving the use of data to better understand and enhance cancer care.