New Orleans, LA – The Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has been awarded a one-year $1.8 million contract by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its work as a SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) Program-designated cancer registry. The award includes options for an additional nine years of funding for a total award of $17,681,015 if all options are exercised. There are now 16 competitively awarded SEER cancer registries in the United States.
“The SEER Program is one of the most authoritative sources of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States,” said Dr. Larry Hollier, Chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans. “Continued designation recognizes the excellence of our Louisiana Tumor Registry and confirms the exceptionally high quality of its data.”
NCI’s SEER Program collects cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries. Quality control has been an integral part of SEER since its inception, and its data serve a critical role as a platform for research on emerging cancer issues, as well as health disparities, access to and quality of care, geographic determinants and more.
“The SEER Program is one of NCI’s most important data collection
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