The Tennessee Cancer Registry (TCR) was established in 1983 by the Department of Health in response to a state law (T.C.A. 68-1-1001) that made cancer a reportable condition. The registry strives to collect comprehensive, timely and accurate information on all Tennessee residents diagnosed with and/or treated for cancer. Because this information includes incidence, stage at diagnosis, first course of treatment and vital status, it is a valuable tool in the evaluation of progress toward cancer prevention and control.
Dedicated to the collection and use of quality data for the purpose of decreasing the incidence and mortality of cancer in Tennessee