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National Cancer Registry is established in Kingdom

Beginning Jan. 1, 1994 (19 Rajab 1414), the newly created National Cancer Registry (NCR) began collecting data on cancer cases throughout the Kingdom. This will provide a unified system for cancer reporting and will give health planners a clear epidemiological map of the disease.
Cancer registration is the continuing process of systematic collection of data on the characteristics of all cancers and of the patients with cancer. Members of the NCR board include all major health providers.
The NCR has its main office in Riyadh's King Faisal Specialist Hospital and four regional branches: Central in King Khalid University Hospital (Riyadh, Qassim and Hail), Eastern in King Fahad University Hospital (Dammam, Ahsa and Hafr Al-Batin), Western in King Abdulaziz Hospital (Jeddah, Makkah, Taif, Madinah, Tabuk, Goriat and Northern) and Southern (Asir, Baha, Gizan, Najran and Bisha).
The address is: National Cancer Registry, MBC-64, P.O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia; phone 01-442-3938 or fax 01-442-3941.