The Samaritan Regional Cancer Center
is the site of the Samaritan Regional Tumor Registry (SRTR). The tumor registry gathers information from all five Samaritan Health Services’ hospitals to help the Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR) track the incidence, treatment and outcomes for cancer and non-cancer tumors.
The Oregon Legislature established OSCaR in 1995, and SRTR began reporting information on all cancers diagnosed in Oregon as of Jan. 1, 1996. The legislature defines the purpose of OSCaR as “reducing the burden of cancer in Oregon by providing information to design, target, monitor, facilitate, and evaluate efforts to determine the causes of sources of cancer among the residents of Oregon.”
For information about national cancer data, read the 2012 Cancer Facts & Figures
report by the American Cancer Society.