Cancer Registry

Northern Light Health maintains a cancer registry. Our staff records cancer diagnoses as well as information pertinent to the diagnosis and care progress all of which is reported to the State of Maine.

The registry follows individuals from the time of diagnosis through treatment and their years beyond treatment. The registry tracks the incidence and types of cancer diagnosed and treated at Northern Light Cancer Institute and at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

As a requirement of our accreditation through the American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer, we produce an annual Report on Cancer highlighting the trends we experience at our facilities.

Review Cancer Care Annual Reports: 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010-2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

To assure excellence in care, the registry hosts a weekly interdisciplinary physician case review. The review team consists of pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, genetics staff, primary care physicians, research staff, nursing and social work. Physicians are welcome to refer cases and can oftentimes participate via interactive television. Allied health professionals are welcome to attend also. Meetings are held Wednesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 am in Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Governance Room.

Providers interested in learning more about the registry, or to make a referral, can contact 207-973-7483 or