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The Changing Role of the Cancer Registrar
Role of the Cancer Registrar

This week marks the NCRA 40th Annual Education Conference, being held in Nashville. Fitting with the Music City location, is the conference theme, “Working in Harmony to Deliver Excellence.” 

Those of us familiar with the role of the cancer registrar and others on the cancer care team know harmony is an appropriate theme, as it addresses the need for a multi-disciplinary team approach in the delivery of care to cancer patients. The difficult task patients face in understanding and navigating the complexities of cancer care – from diagnosis to treatment to (hopefully) remission – can be extremely daunting without involvement from multiple levels. 

The cancer registrar’s role has often been focused on providing retrospective information to their cancer program, yet it is clear by the topics being discussed at this year’s conference, this role is changing. With that in mind, we are excited to unveil the following short film about the role of the cancer registrar at our booth this year. 

We hope to see you at the conference and are excited to hear what you think about our film. Next week, my colleagues and I will share key highlights from the topics discussed. In the meantime, please use the space below to let me know how you envision the role of the cancer registrar changing in the future, as the need for more concurrent information becomes necessary.

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