Departmental Cores (DC)
5 E 102nd St. 8th Floor
New York, NY 10029
Supervisor: Mary Johnson, C.T.R.
Tel: (212) 241-5201
The Cancer Registry is a group of qualified health professionals who assist physicians by developing and maintaining a computerized database relevant to the diagnosis, treatment and life-time follow-up of cancer patients cared for at the Mount Sinai Hospital. The registry carefully reviews patient medical records, written correspondence and telephone contact with the managing physicians and patients. The Cancer Committee of the Medical Board provides important guidance and direction in the areas of policy, procedure and clinical data quality.
The information collected by the Registry provides a foundation for clinical oncological investigations and medical education. The comprehensive database, with a starting date of January 1989, is also used by basic researchers interested in, for example, studies on the cell biology, genetics, and epidemiology of specific types of cancers.
Investigators wishing to utilize the Cancer Registry will be asked to fill in a form specifying the nature and purpose of their study. The Registry's staff will then search the computerized database and prepare a written report containing the requested information.