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What Percentage of Your Cases are Considered Non-Analytic?

Posted By Ilona Gyerman | 11/9/2018

Clients often ask us to advise them as to what percentage of their caseload should comprise non-analytic cases. There are many factors to consider when responding to this question because each state registry has specific reporting requirements for non-analytic cases. 

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See You at OCRA 2018!

Posted By Karen Ellwood | 9/20/2018

As the OCRA 2018 vice president I've really enjoyed having a hand in planning this year's Annual Meeting. We have some great sessions planned!

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My CHAMPS Oncology CTR Practicum Experience

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 9/5/2018

Guest blog post by Juliann Sutton, a future CTR who recently completed her CTR practicum experience with CHAMPS Oncology. Read on to learn more about her journey to becoming a CTR.

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Tips for the Fall CTR Exam

Posted By Wendy Domino | 8/9/2018

Taking the CTR exam is overwhelming. And I’m speaking from recent experience, as I just passed mine in the spring! If you’re gearing up for the fall CTR exam, here are a few tips that helped me pass when I was in your shoes…

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Cancer Registry Abstracting Tips for 2018+

Posted By Cortney Grossman, Kelly Imbody | 7/19/2018

Recently the two us collaborated on a list of cancer registry abstracting tips for our CHAMPS Oncology colleagues.

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Becoming a CTR – My Journey

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 11/30/2017

My journey to becoming a CTR may sound familiar. I was like so many others out there who knew nothing about a CTR or what it was.

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April Fritz: In Memoriam

Posted By Toni Hare | 9/25/2017

When April announced her recent battle with cancer, it was no surprise to me that she turned it into a learning opportunity for others.

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Pinterest for the Cancer Registry Student

Posted By Lori Adams | 8/18/2017

If you’re a cancer registry student in school today, I envy the resource you have at your fingertips in Pinterest.

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Cancer Research Hill Visit, AJCC Overview, Networking and More at NCRA

Posted By Dawn Grabowski | 5/4/2017

We discussed why cancer registrars are the key to cancer research, prevention and treatment; how existing central registries are the best avenue for cancer surveillance...

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Lean Six Sigma: What it Means, How it Can Help

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 2/23/2017

Lean Six Sigma is a popular methodology that is being utilized within several healthcare organizations. Here at CHAMPS Oncology we have taken an interest in learning more about it and how it can help us reach our business objectives.

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