2009 Cancer in Iowa Report: Data Sources, 2009

(2009) 2009 Cancer in Iowa Report: Data Sources, 2009. University of Iowa

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Abstract

Cancer is a reportable disease as stated in the Iowa Administrative Code. Cancer data are collected by the State Health Registry of Iowa, located at The University of Iowa in the College of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. The staff includes more than 50 people. Half of them, situated throughout the state, regularly visit hospitals, clinics, and medical laboratories in Iowa and neighboring states to collect cancer data. A follow-up program tracks more than 99 percent of the cancer survivors diagnosed since 1973. This program provides regular updates for follow-up and survival. The Registry maintains the confidentiality of the patients, physicians, and hospitals providing data. In 2009 data will be collected on an estimated 16,000 new cancers among Iowa residents. In situ cases of bladder cancer are included in the estimates for bladder cancer, to be in agreement with the definition of reportable cases of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute. Since 1973 the Iowa Registry has been funded primarily by the SEER Program of the National Cancer Institute. Iowa represents rural and Midwestern populations and provides data included in many National Cancer Institute publications. Beginning in 1990 between 5 and 10 percent of the Registry’s annual operating budget has been provided by the state of Iowa. Beginning in 2003, the University of Iowa has been providing cost-sharing funds. The Registry also receives funding through grants and contracts with university, state, and national researchers investigating cancer-related topics.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: cancer, university of iowa, medical, state healthy registry
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Diseases > Cancer
State government > State agencies
ID Code: 18902
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2015 15:49
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 15:49
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/18902