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Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

Wed, Jun 29, 2016  -  Comments (1)  -   Posted by Gale Zimmer

Have you ever given time and thought to why we do what we do?

What is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you to do what you do?

I’ve been with CHAMPS Oncology for more than a year now, and in that time it’s been important for me to develop a clear sense of why we do what we do.

One of the first things I learned upon joining this organization is the answer to the question, "What is a cancer registrar?" These cancer data experts collect data from a variety of sources and report the resulting cancer statistics to various healthcare agencies. The primary responsibility of the cancer registrar is to ensure timely, accurate and complete cancer data is collected and maintained on all types of cancer diagnosed and/or treated within a cancer program.

But cancer registrars' work goes far beyond simply collecting cancer data. In order to accomplish the goal of preventing and controlling cancer, they also work closely with physicians, administrators and researchers to provide support for cancer program development, ensure compliance of reporting standards and serve as a valuable resource for cancer information.

Cancer is a major national burden. It’s the second leading cause of death among Americans, which amounts to more than 1,500 people each day, and costs our nation an estimated $107 billion a year in healthcare expenditures, as well as lost productivity from illness and death.

Reducing the nation's cancer burden is why we do what we do and also happens to be a great and noble cause that involves physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, public health planners, legislators, medical students and others. All of these people appreciate and rely on cancer data in their effort to win the "War on Cancer."

We hope "our why" inspires you to consider you to do what you do, and perhaps inspires you to pursue cancer registration as a profession.

Learn about career openings at CHAMPS Oncology.

Posted in Cancer Registry

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8/15/2016 11:46 AM

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