Pediatric Cancer Registry
Under State mandate, FAPTP’s pediatric cancer registry has been in operation since 1980 to monitor incidence and prevalence of cancers in children statewide.
Patients are registered in the Statewide Patient Information Reporting System (SPIRS) from 16 of the pediatric hematology/oncology centers statewide and include patients less than 21 years of age who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The SPIRS system is used to:
- identify trends in the incidence and prevalence of childhood cancer
- evaluate childhood cancer-care patterns to promote the availability of state-of-the-art care
- monitor treatment facilities for quality control for the state of Florida, Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Program
- provide information for program planning and development