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Strengthening Cancer Surveillance in India: Role of the National Cancer Registry Programme

Strengthening Cancer Surveillance in India: Role of the National Cancer Registry Programme Cancer registries are an integral part of cancer surveillance and play a vital role in collecting and managing surveillance data. The National Cancer Registry Programme in India, which has been functional since 1981, has a wide network of 269 hospital-based and 38 population-based cancer registries functioning throughout the country. Cancer registries monitor and describe the trends in cancer incidence and mortality over time. They also provide vital information on the cancer caseload, such as the number of cancer patients in a specified location or the number of patients availing of care at a specific hospital. As a part of cancer surveillance, registries also play a critical role in designing cancer control plans, gauging the impact of primary and secondary preventive measures, and strengthening health systems. The data on cancer incidence have provided critical inputs to the central, state, and local government to plan, prioritize, and mobilize health resources for cancer control interventions. The role of cancer registries as a surveillance tool could be further strengthened by long-term sustainability through strong political will, making cancer a notifiable disease to facilitate reporting and linking cancer registries with medical records for better data capture. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology" Springer Journals

Strengthening Cancer Surveillance in India: Role of the National Cancer Registry Programme

"Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology" , Volume OnlineFirst – Nov 13, 2021

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2021
ISSN
0975-7651
eISSN
0976-6952
DOI
10.1007/s13193-021-01473-8
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Abstract

Cancer registries are an integral part of cancer surveillance and play a vital role in collecting and managing surveillance data. The National Cancer Registry Programme in India, which has been functional since 1981, has a wide network of 269 hospital-based and 38 population-based cancer registries functioning throughout the country. Cancer registries monitor and describe the trends in cancer incidence and mortality over time. They also provide vital information on the cancer caseload, such as the number of cancer patients in a specified location or the number of patients availing of care at a specific hospital. As a part of cancer surveillance, registries also play a critical role in designing cancer control plans, gauging the impact of primary and secondary preventive measures, and strengthening health systems. The data on cancer incidence have provided critical inputs to the central, state, and local government to plan, prioritize, and mobilize health resources for cancer control interventions. The role of cancer registries as a surveillance tool could be further strengthened by long-term sustainability through strong political will, making cancer a notifiable disease to facilitate reporting and linking cancer registries with medical records for better data capture.

Journal

"Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology"Springer Journals

Published: Nov 13, 2021

Keywords: Cancer registries; Cancer surveillance; National Cancer Registry Programme

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