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National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6 – 10, 2015

April 02, 2015

Cancer Registrars: The Lighthouse in a Storm of Change

C/NET Solutions of the Public Health Institute joins with other cancer professionals to observe the 19th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6-10, 2015. The purpose of NCRW is to emphasize the important role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention, and treatment programs.

“Quality cancer data is central to the nation’s fight against cancer, and cancer registrars are the first link in capturing that data,” notes NCRA president Terri Richardson, RHIA, CTR. “National Cancer Registrars Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the pivotal role registrars play in creating the sound footing from which cancer care and treatment can advance.” 

This year’s theme — Cancer Registrars: The Lighthouse in a Storm of Change — was chosen to acknowledge how cancer registrars have stayed the course through a myriad of changes. The way cancer is diagnosed and the treatment protocols are evolving every day and keeping up-to-date with these advancements can be a challenge, but one many registrars embrace. They know that each case they abstract helps to provide the critical data needed to find effective, evidence-based treatments.

Cancer registrars work in a variety of cancer treatment and research settings and manage a wide range of demographic and medical data on those with cancer. The information is both submitted to and utilized by state and national cancer registries to enable cancer programs to accurately determine cancer patient populations, measure outcomes of treatment and survival, and formulate plans for improvement. The data are included in numerous publications including the prestigious Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, a collaboration of the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, that uses cancer registry data to provide updated information on cancer occurrence and trends.

National Cancer Registrars Week activities include staff recognition events, professional development sessions, and displays promoting the work of the cancer registry and its value to public health. To learn more, go to www.ncra-usa.org/ncrw.

 

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About C/NET Solutions

C/NET Solutions, the maker of CNExT software, has been a leader and innovator in the cancer registry software field for 30 years. As a nonprofit organization, its commitment is to cancer registrars and quality data collection.

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