Auto-Coding of Cancer Registry Data in China

Document Type : Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


1 Zhongshan Cancer Registry, Zhongshan, Beijing, China

2 Zhongshan Cancer Registry, Zhongshan,Beijing, China

3 Department of Technology, Dimensional Insight, Massachusetts, USA

4 Computer Science Department, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

5 Chinese National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control, Beijing, China


The significance, difficulty and strategy of coding cancer data according to international coding standards are discussed, and the concept, methods and realization of cancer data automatic coding in cancer registries in China are introduced in the paper. Coding cancer data automatically with software could not only reduce the time, manpower and workload, while improving the accuracy and efficiency of cancer data coding, but also e nhance the validity of cancer registration and the value of cancer registry data, which is of great significance.