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Cancer Registry

American College of Surgeons Joint Commission on CancerMUSC has operated a Cancer Registry since 1924 and is approved by the American College of Surgeons Joint Commission on Cancer. The Cancer Registry is a critical source of clinical data about every patient that has been diagnosed with and/or treated for cancer at MUSC.

This data can be requested for reporting and/or research purposes. Any data requiring patient identifying information must have Institutional Review Board approval and all privacy policies pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must be followed.

>> View MUSC Cancer Case Distribution Map for 2010

For more information about the Cancer Registry, or to request data, please contact Linda Cope, Program Coordinator, at 843-792-9074.

FY2011 MUSC Cancer Patient Population: 2,406 patients*

Gender

Males
1,312
Females
1,094

Race/Ethnic Breakdown

Caucasian
1,726
African American
636
Other
44

Top Five Types of Cancer

Gastrointestinal/Digestive
489
Melanoma/Aggressive Skin Cancers
217

Thoracic
291 

Head and Neck
251
Breast
217
*The listed figures do not include benign brain, spinal, and pituitary cases, as well as patients diagnosed with cancer at autopsy. However, per South Carolina State Registry guidelines, Hollings Cancer Center does track these cases.


  

 

 

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