Welcome to the Cancer Research and Registry (CRR) home page. The Department of Cancer Research and Registry is comprised of three different divisions: Clinical Trials, Mississippi Cancer Registry, and the UMMC Cancer Registry. The department supports the University of Mississippi Medical Center's mission of research, education, and patient care through the different divisions.
The populations served by the department are diverse. They include patients, patient families, physicians, the general public, cancer researchers, and other health care professionals within and outside of the UMMC system; students; affiliated institutions in multiple states through our cooperative group research efforts; and national cooperative group statistical centers and operations offices.
Services are provided to patients with cancer and participants in cancer treatment, prevention and control studies. Adult patients are served through cancer research studies while cancer registry employees work with patients of all ages in performing registry follow-up. Cancer data for Mississippi residents is provided through the Mississippi Cancer Registry.
Departmental employees support many aspects of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's institutional cancer program. This includes maintenance of the UMMC cancer registry, coordination of cancer conferences, the Clinical Cancer Committee, and support for cancer treatment and prevention studies, and cancer screening programs.
The department coordinates institutional participation in several national cancer research groups including the Southwest Oncology Group, Gynecologic Oncology Group, Radiation Oncology Group, and the Cancer Trials Support Unit. Patient studies are provided for cancer treatment, control and prevention. The Mississippi Cancer Registry, a division of Cancer Research and Registry, collects and reports cancer data for Mississippi residents. Selected data are available to the public and cancer researchers.
The department serves as a clinical site for students in the Health Information Management program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Professions and the Health Information Technology program at Hinds Community College. Lectures on cancer registries and cancer research are provided to both groups. The department serves as a clinical training site for students from both schools.
The department assesses performance through conformance to standards and through its performance improvement initiatives. The UMMC Cancer Program is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the accrediting agency for cancer programs. The UMMC cancer registry, cancer conferences, Clinical Cancer Committee, and the performance improvement programs must meet the standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Each cancer research cooperative group has standards for participating in cancer related clinical trials. Data submission standards are monitored and must be maintained on an ongoing basis. Audits of patient records, data collection forms, radiographs, investigational drugs, institutional review board approvals and consent forms takes place at least once every three years. Data on UMMC cancer patients are reported to the Mississippi Cancer Registry monthly. Data must meet standards specified by the Mississippi Cancer Registry. The Mississippi Cancer Registry conducts periodic data audits. Annually, UMMC data is provided to the National Cancer Database. Data maintained by the Mississippi Cancer Registry must meet the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Program of Cancer Registries.
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