As a third post in this series, I thought I would devote a few paragraphs to the topic of staging in the age of personalized medicine - a buzz word I heard often as I mingled with other attendees at the conference.
What Does “Personalized Medicine” Mean to Cancer Registrars?
To us registrars, personalized medicine means documenting more information as we abstract, which means we play a bigger role in the overall process. As we take on this greater responsibility, we need to embrace change and learn new things with regards to genomics and prognostic indicators - a huge component of future diagnosing and treatment of cancer patients.
This is an exciting area of development and is even incorporated into the work of the Cancer MoonshotSM program which will be accelerating cancer research over the next seven years. At our ACS conference, we heard from Commission on Cancer and American Joint Committee on Cancer physicians who recommend we keep the personalized medicine discussion going at tumor boards and other conferences. As it continues to develop, we should focus on consistent workup of all cases, as well as staging and treatment planning according to national guidelines around the personalized medicine concept. And we should partner with our IT teams at every opportunity to develop algorithms needed to help us determine patient’s stage, treatment, outcome and survival.
What an exciting time to be working in the cancer registry! Adapting our staging techniques to support the development of personalized medicine means we have a new opportunity to play a role in the advancements being made to improve cancer treatment.
Has personalized medicine impacted the way you work in the cancer registry? Tell us "how" by leaving a comment below.
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
CHAMPS Oncology Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, will be presenting during the Registry Management Symposium portion of the conference. Her presentation, Transform Your Cancer Program with the Data You Collect, will take place during the conference. Check back for more details on her presentation as the conference date approaches!
Visit our booth to learn about our cancer registry careers and see if you have what it takes to join our team!
Learn more about the NCRA 46th Annual Educational Conference by visiting their website.
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL
When: Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the 50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting.
To learn more about OCRA's Annual Meeting, visit their website.
Where: Holiday Inn Strongsville, OH 44136
When: Sep 10, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 45th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
Follow the hashtag #AMCCBS to stay connected or visit their website here.
Where: Washington Hilton, DC
When: Mar 4, 2020 -
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