1. Compilation and Documentation of all cases of cancer within the study population
2. Screening of the study population to ascertain those at risk of developing cancer
3. To analyze all frequencies and pattern distribution of cancer cases seen and the average annual crude incidence rate (CR), the age-standardized incidence rate (ASR) and the mortality patterns documented within the population study group reported by the Benin cancer registry using the CANREG-4 software and the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-10) coding system.
4. To institute a follow-up mechanism for all cases of cancer.
5. To use the cancer registry information to create an enabling framework for the formulation and sustenance of public enlightenment campaign for early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer.
6. To provide data for research and further studies.
BRIEF HISTORY OF UBTH CANCER REGISTRY
The University of Benin Teaching Hospital Cancer Registry commenced effective data collection in January 2008. The Hospital Cancer Registry Committee was inaugurated by the then Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Professor E. E. Okpere in 2007. The Committee was headed by the then Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Professor M.O. Ibadin with Professor M.N. Okobia as the Co-ordinator and Dr. D.E. Obaseki as Deputy Coordinator. The Committee held a series of meetings and carried out feasibility studies between October and December 2007. A cancer registry sensitization workshop was organized on September 6, 2007 at the premises of the hospital.UBTH CANCER REGISTRY Is Also A Member Of The MDT. (Multi-Disciplinary Team) For Cancer Management In The Hospital.
The immediate area covered by the Benin cancer registry is the Benin-City metropolis and its surrounding environment. Benin-City is located in Edo state of Nigeria. There are 3 senatorial districts in Edo state which include: (I) Edo south senatorial district (II) Edo central senatorial district and (III) Edo north senatorial district.
The Edo south senatorial district includes Egor, Oredo, Ikhoba-Okha, Ovia North-East, Ovia South-West, Uhunwonde and Orhionmwon local government areas. The Edo central senatorial district includes Esan Central, Esan North-East, Esan South-East, Esan West and Igueben local government areas while Edo North senatorial district is made up of Etsako Central, Etsako West, Etsako East, Owan East, Owan West and Akoko Edo local government areas. (Figure 2)
According to the 2006 population census, Edo state has a geographic land mass area of 17450 km2 with a population of 3,218,332 which comprises of 1,640,461 males and 1,577,871 females. The demography of Benin-City is cosmopolitan, with majority as the Binis and a substantial population of Ibos, Yorubas, Hausas, Esans, Urhobos and people of other neighbouring ethnicity. The major religions include Christianity, Islam and African traditional religion. view pdf A and pdf B to know more about cancer Registry In UBTH.