Registry of Excellence Designation Awarded to LSUHSC School of Public Health’s Louisiana Tumor Registry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) has recognized the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) as a Registry of Excellence. The official designation, awarded on May 31, 2017, recognizes achievement amount 48 cancer registries supported by the CDC – NPCR. The LTR’s achievements have deemed it one of the top 19 registries of excellence in data submission, indicating the high-quality data available for cancer prevention and control activities at the local, regional and national level, according to Vicki Benard, PhD, Chief in the Cancer Surveillance Branch of the CDC. In meeting the CDC NPCR rigorous standards, it will allow the State’s data to be included in this year’s United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) report and other analytic data sets. The LTR’s data can further be used to plan and evaluate cancer control programs, conduct research, and monitor cancer trends at the regional and state level. The CDC – NPCR commended all involved in the collection, analysis, and reporting of cancer incidence and mortality data for the LTR. The Louisiana Tumor Registry is under the direction of Dr. Xiao-Cheng Wu, who also serves as Professor in the in LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health Epidemiology Program. Congratulations to Dr. Wu and all the LTR staff on receiving this well-deserved recognition and their commitment to high-quality cancer surveillance.