The combination of highly skilled physicians and specialists, comprehensive treatment options, significant volume and advanced technology has made Salem Health Cancer Institute a leader in treatment outcomes in Oregon and the western United States.
Five-year observed survival rates
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) tracks survival rates by tumor site and cancer stage, compiling data from 1,489 CoC-approved facilities nationwide. The comprehensive and impartial data gathered for this effort shows survival rates at the Cancer Institute to be comparable to or higher than the national average.
Salem Cancer Registry: Improving treatments and outcomes since 1960
Salem’s Cancer Registry is among the oldest in the United States and includes data from over 60,000 cases. Registry data allows physicians, researchers and public health professionals to track disease, treatment trends and efficacy.
Our team includes four cancer registrars and a follow-up clerk who ensure that timely, accurate and complete cancer data is collected and maintained. Data is collected from Salem Health Cancer Institute, West Valley Hospital, Silverton Hospital, Santiam Hospital and local outpatient facilities. We also provide abstracting services for Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville.
Physicians use Registry information to improve treatment planning, staging and continuity of care. The Registry also provides data on survival, treatment and extent of disease to the National Cancer Data Base, the CoC and the Oregon State Cancer Registry.