NOCR is a special purpose registry having a record of the number of oral pre cancerous lesions and cancer cases detected every year throughout the country.
If you are interested in any form of oral cancer related data for any research, study or other clinical reasons your search ends at the NOCR Centre.
We serve the public by collecting oral cancer data, conducting surveillance and research into the causes, controls, and cures of oral cancer and communicating results to the public. We monitor the occurrence of oral cancer, both incidence (new diagnoses) and mortality (deaths).We operate with strict guidelines to maintain patient confidentiality.
NOCR maintains a wide range of demographic and medical information, such as:
NOCR data are used to:
NOCR Centers will be hubs providing online ready sources of oral cancer data to hospitals/ institutions who need detailed information about the incidence and prevalence of oral cancer cases. Rehabilitation of oral cancer patients based on their patient history can be undertaken in the form of physical restoration services and psycho – social counseling. Child Oral Cancer rehabilitation centers can avail academic assistance, workshops, counseling via entertainment programs and other fun activities
Information on oral cancer diagnosed is collected and maintained in a central register to provide a national cancer dataset on the incidence of oral cancer. This data is subject to rigorous quality assurance, including external checks developed by the Indian Dental Association (IDA), ensuring that our data conforms to the highest international standards in cancer registration. Datasets are produced routinely for annual incidence reports, specific research projects, for service planning and evaluation and other general enquires.
The Registry's confidentiality policy can be found here. Please read this policy before making a data request, or downloading incidence and/or survival data.
The information that NOCR collects helps identify groups of people who are more likely to get a certain kind of cancer. Hospitals and institutions can use this information to try to figure out why. They will find that some people aren’t getting the cancer screening tests they need, or they’re doing things that make them more prone to get oral cancer, or that something in their home or workplace (smokeless tobacco) is causing oral cancer. Identifying the high-risk groups, plus ensuring their confidentiality and then ensuring that proactive steps be taken for screening and detection is most important for saving lives and a healthier living.
NOCR was established to serve as a key resource for research into the causes and cures of oral cancer. NOCR has very stringent policies and procedures to ensure that oral cancer data reported are maintained with the highest degree of confidentiality and privacy.
Oral cancer researchers must go through a rigorous process to access any NOCR data. Confidentiality of patient identifying information and related medical data is strictly maintained at each oral cancer registry. Aggregate data are analyzed and published without any patient identifiers in order to ensure patients’ rights.