Society of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Outcomes Registry: From small beginnings come great things

Summer B. Dewdney, Amy C. Dancisak, Jason A. Lachance, Edward C. Grendys, Sean C. Dowdy, Matthew Powell, John O. Schorge

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Objective: Clinical registries within medical societies have demonstrated the capacity to promote quality improvement. Opportunities for well-designed data repositories could yield reliable national standards for informing reimbursement, determining adherence to care guidelines, maintaining board certification, and developing bundled payment models. Looking to the future, we set out to develop a gynecologic cancer registry serving the members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). Methods: The SGO Clinical Outcomes Registry (COR) initiated a web-based data entry platform as a foray into developing a functional registry, compiling data elements specific to gynecologic oncology. Endometrial and ovarian cancer patients began enrollment in early 2014. Within one year, 19 sites were participating with the addition of cervical cancer patients in January 2015. Results: To date, >6500 patients are currently entered from 29 sites, and the COR is being queried to address topics of quality improvement, disparities, and cancer outcomes. Conclusions: The SGO COR has proven the feasibility of developing a functional gynecologic cancer registry, with high uptake, rapid accrual, and ability to investigate topics of quality and outcome using the COR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • Clinical registry
  • Quality and outcomes
  • Quality measures


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