What information is maintained in the cancer registry?
1926: First hospital registry at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.
1935: First central cancer registry established in Connecticut.
1956: American College of Surgeons requires a cancer registry for approved cancer programs.
1971: National Cancer Act budgets monies to the National Cancer Institute for research, detection and treatment of cancer.
1973: Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program of NCI establishes the first national Cancer Registry.
1983: NCRA’s Council of Certification establishes the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) credential.
1992: Congress establishes a National Program of Cancer Registries (Public Law 102-515).
1993: State laws make cancer a reportable disease.