What is the Cancer Institute?
The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a non-profit, community-based agency working as a key component of a successful network of organizations, institutions, and individuals engaged in cancer care and cancer control to address the burden of cancer in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Focusing on community and patient services, hospitals and practice support services, and cancer surveillance; the Cancer Institute invests all of its resources in this region.
How does the Cancer Institute help cancer patients,
their families and caregivers, and healthcare professionals?
The Cancer Institute helps cancer patients and their families, through education programs on a variety of cancer-related topics, individualized assistance with information requests and resources, cancer screening navigation, and research.
The Cancer Institute also assists healthcare professionals through educational programs on a variety of cancer-related topics and research.
Does the Cancer Institute provide treatment for cancer
While direct cancer treatments are not available at the Cancer Institute, a wide variety of cancer treatments are available at our member institutions, which include: Geisinger-Community Medical Center; Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Henry Cancer Center; Regional Hospital of Scranton; Special Care Hospital; Tyler Memorial Hospital; Mid-Valley Hospital; Moses Taylor Hospital; Wayne Memorial Health System; and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
What is a cancer registry?
A cancer registry is an information system designed for the collection, management, and analysis of data on persons with the diagnosis of a malignant or neoplastic disease (cancer). Cancer registries can be classified into three general types:
Health care institution registries: maintain data on all patients diagnosed and/or treated for cancer at their facility
Central registries: population-based registries that maintain data on all cancer patients within certain geographical areas. The Regional Cancer Registry at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry are population-based cancer registries.
Special purpose registries: maintain data on a particular type of cancer, such as brain tumors.
How do I get in touch with the Cancer Institute?
The Cancer Institute mailing address is:
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
334 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510-4501
Contact the Cancer Institute by telephone or fax at:
1 (800) 424-6724
(570) 941-7984 in Scranton
(570) 970-6543 in Wilkes-Barre
(570) 941-7979 (fax)
Contact the Cancer Institute by e-mail at: