The Cancer Care Center
St.. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center treats more than 1,700 new cases of cancer a year. Each patient’s diagnosis and treatment pattern must be reported to the State of Missouri, for public health purposes, as well as for cancer population research. This helps public health officials track the formation and pattern of disease throughout the state.
Our patients’ privacy is completely protected by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The information is very valuable for helping plan future cancer treatment planning and very valuable for research purposes.
Cancer Registry Goals
Our job is to track:
- survival rates
The results of this careful tracking allow people find out how St.. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center is performing against national standards.
St.. Anthony's Cancer Care Center is known for our:
- progressive radiation oncology treatment and advanced technologies for treatment,
- hepatobiliary/pancreas and liver cancer programs (see GI cancers), and
- melanoma program that is showing much success.
What Happens to the Cancer Data?
The Missouri Department of Health and the Missouri Cancer Registry collect all of this data. We also submit our data to the National Cancer Database. Tracking and reporting this data helps to determine what cancer treatments and approaches are effective.
For information about St. Anthony's Cancer Care Center - St. Louis, please call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
At St. Anthony's, our vision is to be the area's premier health care organization
— and your first choice for health care services.