The Automated Central Tumor Registry (ACTUR) is the current cancer registry system in use in the Department of Defense. It was established on May 5, 1986 by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to satisfy the Department of Defense and American College of Surgeon requirements for a comprehensive cancer data reporting system. ACTUR was developed as part of the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) to facilitate inter-hospital usage by military beneficiaries, promote the cost savings associated with a single inter-hospital system, and provide the ability to produce automated reports and studies on a DoD-wide basis. ACTUR was originally developed as muti-hospital data collection system only.
- Maintaining a consolidated registry function to ensure quality of data collected.
- Implement training opportunities for registry personnel working in non-accredited/accredited facilities.
- Market the potential of DoD cancer data as a beneficial tool for cancer research, surveillance, and reporting activities.