Delaware Cancer Registry Advisory Committee (DCRAC)

The Council’s role

Ensuring the accuracy of data is and continues to be our priority.

New goals are focused on increasing our efforts to facilitate how and where we collect data. Regulations updated in 2014 now require electronic data collection, which increases reporting from facilities such as outpatient centers, laboratories, and provider offices. Improving the quality of the data to understand what practices must be improved and to learn about any trends in patient outcomes. The dissemination and use of Delaware Cancer Registry (DCR) information is an additional focus. We want to increase the use of data to answer questions. Inform researchers, academics, and other stakeholders that the data is theirs to use. Improve our own communication channels between the DCR and our stakeholders. Most importantly, our goal of adhering to the standards of the National Program of Cancer Registries will allow us to maintain funding and ensure consistency of quality data collection as we move forward.



Nicholas Petrelli, MD
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

  • Julia Abel, MHA, CTR
    Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
  • David Bercaw, MD, FAAFP
    Medical Society of Delaware
  • Robert Hall-McBride, CTR
    Christiana Care Health System
  • Stephanie Howe Guarino, MD
    Nemours Children’s Health System
  • James Monihan, MD
    Allied Diagnostic Pathology Consultants, PA
  • Rishi Sawhney, MD
    Bayhealth Medical Center
  • John Shevock, FACHE, FACMPE
    Bayhealth Medical Center
  • James Spellman, MD, FACS, FSSO
    Beebe Medical Center - Tunnell Cancer Center

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting materials can be found at the bottom of the page.

Apr 2021 12

  • Monday, April 12, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Jul 2021 12

  • Monday, July 12, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Oct 2021 11

  • Monday, October 11, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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