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About the Tumor Registry

The Samaritan Regional Tumor Registry (SRTR) gathers information from all five of 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, visit the American Cancer Society’s cancer facts and statistics page.

Data for the Samaritan Cancer Program can be viewed in each year’s annual cancer report.