The National Oral Cancer Registry (NOCR) is an initiative of the Indian Dental Association (IDA). A mechanism devised to collect and classify information from across the country on all oral cancer cases as well as pre-cancerous lesions and conditions. In addition to compiling statistics on the occurrence of oral cancer, the NOCR shall provide a framework for assessing and controlling the impact of oral cancer by developing strategies and policies for its prevention, treatment and control.
The data provides essential information to oral health researchers\hospitals\institutions to analyze demographic and geographic factors that affect oral cancer risk, early detection, and effective treatment of oral cancer patients. The data also helps determine where early detection, educational, and other oral cancer- related prevention programs should be directed.
This assists to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs at IDA's SPOT (Spot Prevent Oral-cancer Trauma ) Centers.
NOCR is recognized as one of the leading cancer registries in India.
Develop data of oral pre-cancerous lesions and established cancer cases for the whole of India.
The mission is to serve as the premier education, credentialing, and advocacy resource for oral cancer professionals.
We plan to set-up new registries throughout the country keeping in mind the following:-