Lead Principal Investigator: Debra Ritzwoller (Colorado)
Participating Kaiser Permanente Regions: Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic States, Northern California, Northwest, Southern California
The Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute, along with CESR and Cancer Research Network investigators across the program have collaborated to produce annual Incidence and Outcomes of Cancer Reports. All seven Kaiser Permanente regions participated in this initiative. The data came from the Virtual Tumor Registry (a subset of the Virtual Data Warehouse) as well as from regional tumor registries. The resultant reports included nine cancer types (female breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, bladder, kidney, melanoma, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma). The metrics reported were age-adjusted incidence and stage at diagnosis, and 5-year relative survival rates (the latter stratified by race and ethnicity).