Fairview Cancer Data Services (CDS) maintains an information system specifically designed for the collection, management and analysis of clinical and demographic data on cancer patients.
CDS maintains data on all patients diagnosed and/or treated for cancer at Fairview Range Medical Center.
CDS prepares, analyzes and reports the data gathered. The aggregate information is used in planning, managing and evaluating the care of cancer patients at the local, state and national levels.
For more information about Cancer Data Services, call 218-362-6173.
Minnesota state law requires Fairview CDS to report cancer data to the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System. The information is used in public health planning.
Fairview Range utilizes CDS to provide information for cancer program development. CDS is a valuable resource for researchers and health care providers interested in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Lifetime follow-up is an important aspect of cancer data collection. Patient follow-up serves as a reminder to physicians and patients to schedule regular clinical examinations and provides data to calculate statistics. Patients and physicians may receive a letter from CDS requesting follow-up information.
Age, gender, race/ethnicity and residence.
Physical findings, screening information, occupation and any history of previous cancer.
Primary site, cell type and extent of disease.
Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone or immunotherapy.
Annual information concerning treatment, recurrence and patient status.
Cancer Data Services (CDS) staffs a certified tumor registrar professional who is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of patient identifiable information and related medical data. Only authorized Fairview Range researchers and clinical staff may request patient identifiable information.
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