In carrying out institutional activities and research projects, the Reference Centre for Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention in Piemonte (CPO Piemonte) produces data and information, which together represent a valuable knowledge base for the scientific community as well as for those interested in planning of health services.

A picture of the assistential needs in oncology, for example, can be obtained derived from the data on incidence, prevalence, mortality and survival of tumors; this set of indicators is maintained by the Cancer Registry in Piemonte, the Childhood Cancer Registry and the Malignant Mesothelioma Registry.

The analysis and monitoring of cancer care activities provided by the different institutions of the Piemonte Region, with particular reference to the Oncology Network of Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta, and delivered to residents in the region, is a useful tool for health services planning.

Other valuable data derive from the screening programs offered to the regional population, targeting breast cancer, cervical and colorectal cancer.