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Alaska Native Tumor Registry earns first-place national recognition for data quality

September 21, 2018




The Alaska Native Tumor Registry, housed within the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, has been awarded a first-place award for data quality by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program for the first time. The award, given for the 2018 data year, is awarded to cancer registries that meet all 14 data quality metrics outlined by the SEER program. The Alaska Native Tumor Registry is a collection of cancer information going back to 1969 on all Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska at the time of their diagnosis. The goals of the Alaska Native Tumor Registry are to contribute to the wellness of Alaska Native people by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating cancer information. For more information about the Alaska Native Tumor Registry, visit http://anthctoday.org/epicenter/antr.html.

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