About Cancer Registry

  Ramathibodi Hospital-based cancer registry: RCR


       Ramathibodi Cancer Registry (RCR) is a hospital-based cancer registry that collects incidence and survival data on all cancer patients who reside or who are diagnosed and/or treated for cancer in Ramathibodi Hospital. Cancer registry is essential for optimal patient care, evaluation, cancer program planning and management, administrative planning, and education.


Historical background

  • Established in 1982.
  • Entered the new era, forming cancer registry committee in 2007
  • Began creating and using the registry program in 2008


Purpose of the registry

       The Ramathibodi Cancer Registry (RCR) is a hospital-based cancer registry. The epidemiology including incidence and survival data of all cancer patients who are diagnosed and/or treated for cancer in the Ramathibodi hospital are collocated. The goods of the RCR are to:

  • determine the incidence of cancer in Ramathibodi hospital with demographic and social characteristics.
  • evaluate the outcome including the survival and prognostic factors affecting the survival and mortality.
  • provide data in planning effectively plan services, measure prevention and intervention strategies.
  • provide a database and serve as a resource in conducting epidemiologic studies.
  • provide data to assist public health officers and hospital administrators in planning health policy.


Who can harvest from Ramathibodi Hospital-based cancer registry?

Executive, Administrator

  • Monitor cancer trends over time
  • Determine cancer patterns in various populations
  • Prioritize problems
  • To direct the policy
  • Guide planning and evaluation of cancer control programs
  • Cost – effectiveness assessment
  • Set priorities for allocating health resources


Clinician, Nurse, Health Personnel

  • Teaching (cancer registry data, including patterns of care and length of survival, is used to further the education of physicians, nurses and other health care providers)
  • Research (advance clinical, epidemiologic, and health services research, to learn more about how and why people get cancer, and how it can be treated)
  • Publication
  • Health service providing
  • Improve treatment outcome



The improvement of cancer therapy. Which can be achieved by:

  • comparison of therapy - which therapy is the best
  • comparison of therapists - therapists has the best results under the same conditions (quality management)

Support of treatment - registries can improve information about a patient and help to provide an optimal treatment by planning therapies and generating reminders



  • Obtain information for a national database of cancer incidence and epidemiology
  • Use cancer data to support cancer prevention and control programs
  • Leads to the better treatment and better outcome
  • Provide data of cancer to the society