Nov 3, 2020 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology & Top Experts Host Free COVID-19 and Cancer Conversation


CHAMPS Oncology, a thought leader in the cancer registry operations and consulting industry, is hosting a free virtual talk discussing COVID-19’s impact on cancer data on the BrightTALK event platform on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. EST. 

The conversation, “COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Data,” will be an episode in The Center for Health Affairs’ COVID-19 Leadership Series. The online discussion will feature host Vontyna Smith, director of client operations for CHAMPS Oncology, and a panel of the United States’ top cancer data experts. In the episode, Dr. Serban Negoita, chief of the Data Quality, Analysis and Interpretation Branch at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Oguzhan Alagoz, Breast CISNET modeler for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Karen Schmidt, CTR, vice president of CHAMPS Oncology, will discuss key takeaways from the pandemic, long-term effects on cancer survival rates and the impact of COVID-19 on cancer statistics.

“I’m honored to be a part of this discussion with such distinguished experts in cancer data,” said Schmidt. “This conversation is relevant and timely, as our industry continues to assess critical data so we can gain insights from this pandemic.”

Launched in October, the COVID-19 Leadership Series allows professionals and organizations to hear relevant lessons, insights and perspectives from global healthcare experts as the world and its industries work around the clock towards recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. All episodes in the series are available to view on-demand immediately following the scheduled event date.


CHAMPS Oncology enhances cancer registry programs for the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare systems. Unlike traditional staffing companies, CHAMPS Oncology’s team of highly skilled certified tumor registrars and cancer registry professionals have been providing customized strategies and solutions for cancer registry outsourcing, supplemental abstracting and cancer program consulting for more than 40 years. For the best outcomes, choose the leaders in cancer registry operations for all aspects of your cancer program. Better data saves livesTM with CHAMPS Oncology. For more, visit or contact us.

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