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Delaware Cancer Registry Advisory Committee

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Past meeting minutes

Ensuring the accuracy of data is and continues to be our priority.

The Committee’s role

New goals are focused on increasing our efforts to facilitate how and where we collect data. Regulations updated in 2014 now require electronic data collection, which increases reporting from facilities such as outpatient centers, laboratories, and provider offices, improving the quality of the data to understand what practices must be improved and to learn about any trends in patient outcomes. The dissemination and use of Delaware Cancer Registry (DCR) information is an additional focus. We want to increase the use of data to answer questions. Inform researchers, academics, and other stakeholders that the data is theirs to use. Improve our own communication channels between the DCR and our stakeholders. Most importantly, our goal of adhering to the standards of the National Program of Cancer Registries will allow us to maintain funding and ensure consistency of quality data collection as we move forward.


  • Chairperson:

    Nicholas Petrelli, MD

  • David Bercaw, MD, FAAFP
  • Rachel Gardner, BSN, RN
  • Robert Hall-McBride, CTR
  • Stephanie Howe Guarino, MD, MSHP, FAAP
  • James Monihan, MD
  • Roxann Nichols
  • Rishi Sawhney, MD
  • John Shevock, FACHE, FACMPE
  • James Spellman, MD, FACS, FSSO

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