ASCO chooses R.I. hospital as breast cancer registry pilot site

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The Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., has been selected by American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to be included in its national Breast Cancer Registry Pilot Program.

One of the 20 sites, the provider will be included in a registry that can be used for practice-based quality improvement of data collection, improved communication and care coordination for patients with breast cancer, said ASCO.

The hospital will collect and enter data on newly diagnosed patients with Stage 0-III breast cancer for 18 months using ASCO’s Web-based template, which will allow physicians to generate patient-specific breast cancer treatment plans. The physicians then will take part in a research study that will determine the effectiveness of the pilot program.

The two-year pilot program is funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a research group that explores causes, treatment and the search for a cure to breast cancer, said the Dallas-based group