The California Cancer Registry has played a central role in furthering two pioneering bills in the state Legislature that will enable the expansion and improvement of cancer research.Read More»
My surgeon provided me a copy of my pathology report. Its clarity and completeness enabled me to research the facts and validate my oncologist's proposed treatment plan. I could truly give informed consent when asked my preference of chemotherapy regimens, radiation therapy, targeted molecular therapy and hormone therapy. Knowing my plan was in line with recommended practice gave me confidence in my providers and, more importantly, hope for a positive outcome.
Cancer rates, trends and most research are based on data collected three to four years ago – and are the result of outdated, paper-based collection processes and practices. We can do better! We want patients, family and friends to be educated, and to understand the importance of structured and real-time data. This is what the CDMC is all about: data that’s in a format that makes it accurate and ready to use today for research, clinical trial studies, trending, cures and prevention.