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Latina Province Cancer Registry

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Azienda USL LatinaCentro Direzionale Latina Fiori
Registro Tumori Latina
viale P. Nervi Torre 2 Girasoli
Dr. Fabio Pannozzo


Registration area

The Latina Province Cancer Registry is the only population-based cancer registry in the Lazio region of central Italy. The registry has covered the entire population of the province of Latina since it was instituted in 1983. At the 2011 census, the population of the province of Latina was 555 700 (272 400 males and 283 300 females). The province has an area of 2251 km2 and is divided into 33 municipalities.

Cancer care facilities

There are two referral hospitals in south-central Latina and a regional oncology centre in the north of the province. A radiotherapy facility serves the entire province. Public health insurance coverage is provided by the national health service.

Registry structure and methods

Pathology laboratories are the most important data sources, but also the most difficult sources from which to collect cases, due to the large number of hospitalizations in other provinces of Lazio (45%) and outside of Lazio (2%). The registry has access to hospital discharge records for all residents. Through the mortality registry (ReNCaM), the Latina Province Cancer Registry also has access to all cancer-related death certificates for residents, including a copy of the original certificate. The registry collects clinical records from all the major hospitals in Latina and Rome, particularly from the oncology, haematology, and radiotherapy divisions. Data from the outpatient care/drug consumption information system are available starting from 2006.

Interpreting the results

Changes were observed mainly in relation to the initiation of organized screening for cervical cancer in 2002 and for breast cancer in 2004, and in relation to changes in the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in 2000.

Use of the data

The registry published a report on incidence and survival for the period 2004–2008. Registry data are also used for research and for planning and evaluation of health services.


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