It’s time for our next installment of Support Super Star Spotlight! In this series, CHAMPS Oncology highlights our registry support specialists in recognition of their tireless efforts of ensuring better data saves lives. This installment features Jill Brown.
Jill has been working in the cancer registry for almost four years. She started her registry journey in October 2016, arriving in the field after it became a calling for her. At the time, she was looking for a job in which she could contribute data in a way that would help aid medical developments in the fight against cancer.
In her daily work, Jill is responsible for casefinding and follow-ups with her assigned client hospital. Jill finds the work fulfilling because it allows her to learn something new every single day. She dedicates the work she does to her mom, who successfully overcame breast cancer and lost her father to pancreatic cancer.
“Cancer has affected every single person in some way, and following up with cancer patients throughout their lifetime is a huge part of learning more about the effects of various treatments,” Jill said. “I enjoy doing a job in which I feel like I am contributing data that will help with furthering advancements in cancer research.”
Jill is a resident of Chesterton, Indiana, a town 30 minutes away from Chicago, Illinois. Living so close to the Windy City, she has the opportunity to indulge in the city’s world-renowned deep dish pizza, one of her favorite meals. At home, she lives with her 15-year-old son, Matthew, and what they dub their mini-zoo: Two guinea pigs named Jimbo and George and two cats named Kelly and Minnie.
Jill’s hobbies outside of work include catching up with the latest movies released on Netflix and reading books. A testament to her love of literature, an item on her bucket list is to meet the legendary author Stephen King, who wrote her favorite book “The Eyes of the Dragon.”
Each installment of CHAMP Oncology’s Support Superstar Spotlight features a registry support team member and recognizes their important work of ensuring better data saves lives. To learn more, follow #SupportSuperstar on social media. What’s your favorite part about working in the cancer registry?
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place virtually 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: ONLINE - VIRTUAL FORMAT
When: Sep 21, 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 -
CHAMPS Oncology Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights
CHAMPS Oncology's Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register now to attend our free, in-person meeting.
What are the objectives?
Review NEW CoC Standards.
Receive NEW Compliance at a Glance Tool.
Ensure you're prepared for your first quarter cancer committee.
Who should attend?
Certified Tumor Registrars (CTRs)
Cancer Service Line Leaders
Cancer Committee Members
Follow #CHAMPSAnnualMeeting to stay connected.
Can't attend in person? Downloadable version and CEs will be available for purchase.
Kelly is what people would call a "boomerang employee" — someone who leaves a company and later returns to work for the company again. But, as she explains in this #OncologyOutlook blog, that isn't a bad thing and it actually helped her further appreciate everything CHAMPS Oncology has to offer: https://bit.ly/341yGbx
Make sure you're continuing with your cancer screenings during the #COVID19 pandemic — That's the message CHAMPS Oncology vice president Karen Schmidt has for everyone during these uncertain times. Watch her video message acknowledging September's cancer awareness months.