Assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software.
Specialize in cancer registry.
Maintain facility, regional, and national databases of cancer patients.
Review patient records and pathology reports and assign codes for the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers and selected benign tumors.
Conduct annual follow-ups to track treatment, survival, and recovery.
Calculate survivor rates.
Identify potential participants for clinical drug trials.
Locate geographic areas with high incidences of certain cancers.