0163 Introduction to BC and Yukon Cancer Registry


This presentation describes the role of the BC and Yukon Cancer Registry and its relationship with various organizations. It also explains the importance of data sources, the uses of cancer data, and the role of health information professionals in the registry.



Health information professionals are likely familiar with patient registration and hospital-based medical coding but may be less familiar with the registration of cancer tumours for population-based data and information. This presentation introduces the BC and Yukon Cancer Registry and defines the roles and purpose of a cancer registry.

The BC Cancer Registry (BCCR), which is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), meets a provincial mandate and aims to register every cancer case in BC. BCCR is also responsible for building and maintaining the Yukon Territory Cancer Registry.

This presentation will:

  • Describe BCCR’s role and relationship with other organizations
  • Highlight case ascertainment as an important metric of data quality of cancer registries
  • Explain data sources, uses of cancer data, and career paths for HIM professionals in the registry

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