Methodist Hospital Tumor Registry

Nebraska's first tumor registry tracking diagnosis and treatment outcomes to improve care.

In 1927, a young Nebraska physician named Howard B. Hunt entered the field of radiology. In that same year, cancer claimed the lives of 95,000 Americans. Dr. Hunt came to realize the key to the battle against cancer was understanding not only collective statistics, but also the breadth and scope of each individual cancer patient's journey. To begin collecting that information in a meaningful format, Dr. Hunt established the state's first tumor registry at Methodist Hospital. The registry was later named in his honor.

The Howard B. Hunt Tumor Registry has been tracking treatment outcomes since then. With a 96 percent follow-up rate, these cancer treatment outcomes are tracked to measure the quality of our care against both national and local trends.

"Being a CoC-approved cancer program demonstrates a facility’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary cancer care."

Kelli Eaton, Service Executive
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center 


Accredited by the Commission on Cancer

Methodist Hospitals Tumor Registry is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established Commission on Cancer standards. Methodist Hospital Tumor Registry received an approval with commendation in 2004.

The Commission acknowledges the hard work and dedication these programs put forth in meeting CoC standards and improving the reliability of cancer data, enabling the best possible outcomes for today’s cancer patients.


Howard B. Hunt Tumor Registry
8601 W. Dodge Road, Suite 246
Omaha, NE 68114