The Tasmanian Cancer Registry (TCR) was established in 1977 and is responsible for collecting, collating and reporting incidence of all malignant neoplasms in Tasmanian residents. Notification of cancer is required by law for public and private hospitals, pathology and radiology laboratories when a diagnosis of cancer is made. The Registry is maintained by the Menzies Research Institute, Tasmania.
The TCR provides population-based statistics about cancer incidence and mortality for the residents of Tasmania. The TCR collects a minimum data set for each cancer case, including such elements as place of residence, sex, date
of birth, date of diagnosis, cancer topography and morphology, means of diagnosis, whether there were multiple primary sites of cancer, race, country of birth, and date, place and cause of death, where applicable.
Primary sources of information include pathology laboratories, hospitals, radiotherapy departments, the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and other supplementary sources such as clinicians.