Objective. To show activity of the Japanese lung cancer registry conducted by Japanese Joint Committee for Lung Cancer Registration (JJCLCR). Design. Outcomes and plans provided by JJCLCR were reviewed. Results. The Japan Lung Cancer Society, the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, and the Japanese Respiratory Society jointly established JJCLCR, which provided information regarding Japanese lung cancer treatment in Japanese or English articles. In addition to publications, the JJCLCR is making an international contribution by transferring data of many lung cancer cases to the International Staging Committee of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). The JJCLCR conducted regular registration of surgical cases in 1994, 1999 and 2004. In addition, results from a prospective registry of surgical and non-surgical cases in 2002 were evaluated. Planned registries will be prospective registry for non-surgical cases in 2012 and retrospective registry for surgical cases in 2010. Conclusion. The JJCLCR contributes to the improvement of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer patients.
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