Mission Statement

The UPMC Network Cancer Registry and its Registry Information Services (RIS) serves the clinical and research communities of UPMC and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center through the following mission:

  • Provides comprehensive, timely, standardized, high quality data collection and reporting processes as set forth by federal and state regulations enhanced by UPMC system-wide data annotation needs;
  • Provides key resources and services for cancer program accreditation processes (such as American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative);
  • Provides honest broker services in accordance with UPMC and University policies to ensure compliance for the release of information involving data stored in applications developed, managed and/or utilized by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in a collaborative fashion with the Health Sciences Tissue Bank;
  • Promotes the education and certification of cancer registry professionals and mentoring of professionals in the community we serve.