Quality cancer data save lives —that’s where you come in.
Reporting cancer data is so vital to improving cancer care, it’s mandated by law.
In 2015, 13,640 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Nevada with an estimated 4,880 deaths. Throughout the US, more half a million Americans die of cancer every year, the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. The Agency for Healthcare research and Quality (AHRQ) estimates that the direct medical costs for cancer in the US in 2011 were $88.7 billion.
Reducing our state’s cancer burden is the cause of the Nevada Cancer Coalition, but we need your help. We need your cancer data. Anyone that diagnoses and/or treats cancer in our state must submit their data to the Nevada Central Cancer Registry (NCCR).
We need cancer data to learn more about the causes of cancer and detect cancer earlier, thereby increasing the chance of finding a cure. Providers can make treatment choices based on accurate cancer data. Even after treatment, cancer specialists need cancer data to follow-up with the patient long enough to determine whether the treatment has worked and, if not, to determine why not.
NCCR is tasked with collecting our state’s cancer data, but the value of their reports is directly linked to how well healthcare providers report their cancer diagnoses and treatments. As Dr. Donna Shalala, the former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, noted: "A national system of cancer registries can help us understand the disease better and use our resources to the best effect in prevention and treatment."
However, none of that is possible without your participation, so please, submit.