Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Victoria

Information

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Australian males.

The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Victoria (PCOR-Vic) focuses on describing patterns of care following diagnosis of prostate cancer and monitoring quality of delivered care and whether it is in line with evidence-based guidelines. PCOR-Vic are contributors to the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ) initiative.

Benefits of participating in the Registry

The Registry data has many significant impacts in research, development, and education:

  • Provides a cross-sectional view of multiple clinical and demographic aspects of prostate cancer that may be studied in detail using targeted, prospective study design or using health statistics
  • Identifies whether clinicians are managing the disease in accordance with the principles of evidence-based practice
  • Collects up-to-date information about patterns of care and enables oversight of changing patterns of disease demographic and management
  • Enables clinicians to compare their own patient population and therapeutic management with that of other clinicians (NB. No clinician identifying information will be released by the PCR)
  • May be used to assist in the design of clinical trials, including identifying questions for study
  • Provide clinicians and institutions with mortality and morbidity data associated with various risk and treatment groups, both for their own patients and the wider cohort of men with prostate cancer
  • May be used as an educational tool for clinicians and students

 

Registry LocationAustralia - Victoria
Registry ParticipationVoluntary
Registry Contact

Registry Coordinator
T: +61 3 9903 0245
E: pcor-vic@monash.edu

Adding New Patients to Registry

Eligibility for inclusion

Men are eligible to be included on the Registry if they have had a notification forwarded to the Victorian Cancer Registry.

Enrolment

By requirement of the Cancer Act, 1958, all Victorian Hospitals, Pathology Services, and Prescribed Registers are required to report cancer diagnosis to the Victorian Cancer Registry. Information sent to the Victorian Cancer Registry is also retained by hospitals. Each participating hospital sends an Patient Information and Consent Form, and letter of invitation, to men who have met criteria for prostate cancer notification, inviting participation in the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Victoria.

Only clinicians working within contributing hospitals are eligible to enrol in the Registry.

Please contact the Registry Coordinator for further information.

Please see the website for more information

monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/registries/pcr

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