Cancer Registry is an institution which is responsible
for the collection, storage, analysis and interpretation
of data on persons with cancer.
is a process of continuing, systematic collection of
data on the occurrence, characteristics and outcome of
reportable neoplasms with the purpose of helping to
assess and control the impact of malignant disease in
the community. Broadly there are two types of cancer
Registries-Population Based (PBCR) and Hospital Based (HBCR).The
HBCR records all cases of cancer treated in a given
hospital irrespective of the population from which the
cases has come. The main interest is clinical care in
hospital setting. The primary concern of PBCR is cancer
in the community. The PBCR collects information on all
new cancer in a defined population and provide
information on cancer incidence, mortality and trends
over time in the defined population/geographic area
covered by the registry.
The Delhi Cancer Registry is a Population Based Cancer
Registry established in January 1986 with the aim of
obtaining reliable morbidity and mortality data on
cancer occurring among the Delhi Urban residents.
The Delhi PBCR covers an urban area of 891.09 square
kilometers of Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi
Municipal Committee and Delhi Cantonment and 29 census
towns with an estimated population of 1,30,88,133 (Males
: 7186306, Females:5901827) as per 2001 census.
The sources of cancer data are various departments viz.
Radiotherapy, Pathology, Hematology, Radiology and
Medical records of more than 165 major Government
hospital centers, 250 private hospitals and nursing
homes and Department of Vital Statistics of New Delhi
Municipal Committee and Delhi Municipal Corporation.