The Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group (ABCSG) recognised the need for a comprehensive database designed to assist with the ongoing management, research, and audit of cancer. As a result, the Auckland Breast Cancer Register (ABCR) was established on 1st June 2000 after approval was granted by the Northern Ethics Committee.
The ABCR holds information on diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of patients within the Auckland region. Patient confidentiality is maintained at all times and only de-identified data is presented and reported from the Register. This information can then be used by the Study Group to feed back into the community for improved future management.