Cancer registries and pathologists

Gil P. Pena
J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. 2019;55(4):442-445
DOI: 10.5935/1676-2444.20190041

Dear Sir editor,

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual, 8th edition, was dedicated to Cancer Registrars, in recognition of their commitment, professionalism, dedication and leadership, related to the recording and maintenance of data that are vital for the care of cancer patients and crucial to cancer research(1). Epidemiological and statistical studies obtained from data catalogued in cancer registries foster the principles of cancer staging, allow the investigation of risk factors and are essential in the evaluation of primary and secondary cancer preventing strategies. Read More…