Gathering information to better understand cancer in Iowa. St.
Luke's tumor registry is a cancer data system that tracks information
on the cancer patients at the hospital, including how the cancer was
diagnosed, treated and the outcome. The purpose of the registry is to
analyze cancer trends in our community and contribute to ongoing
efforts to better understand cancer in Iowa and across the U.S. It is
also used to identify potential patients who may qualify for clinical
The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER),
through the National Cancer Institute, is an authoritative source of
information on cancer and survival in the United States. SEER currently
collects and publishes cancer and survival data from cancer registries
in different areas of the U.S., including the state of Iowa. St.
Luke's submits its tumor registry data to both the State Health Registry of Iowa and SEER.
For more information on the tumor registry, contact St. Luke's Tumor Registry Operations Office at (319) 861-6895.