Celebrating National Cancer Registrars Week

7
Apr

Cancer Registrars throughout the United States and abroad will join their colleagues, community leaders, and other medical professionals to observe the 15th annual National Cancer Registrars Week, April 11th-15th. Quality cancer data is central to the nation’s fight against cancer, and cancer registrars are the first link in capturing these data.

Our Cancer Registry works with physicians, administrators, researchers, and health care planners.  We manage a wide range of demographic and medical data on those with cancer.   The information is both submitted and utilized by state and national cancer registries to enable cancer programs to accurately determine cancer patient populations, measure outcomes of treatment, survival, and formulate plans for improvement.

According to the National Cancer Registrars Association, cancer treatment is improving-saving lives and extending survival for cancer patients.   This demonstrates the important work carried out by Cancer Registrars has resulted in better information that is being used to manage a wide variety of cancers.   Cancer Registrars pave the way to a cure!

“It is my distinct honor to recognize and give my support to Pennsylvania Cancer Registrars during Cancer Registrars Week, April 11-15, 2011,” said Governor Tom Corbett said in a statement. “As more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians will be diagnosed with cancer this year and nearly 29,000 will lose their lives due to cancer, it is vitally important that data are available on which to base cancer research and prevention programs. By providing some of this key information, Cancer Registrars are helping to make a difference in the lives of those affected by this disease.”

For more information, contact Fran Guiles at 215-955-0042 or fran.guiles@jeffersonhospital.org. TJUH’s Oncology Data Services Department (Cancer Registry) is located at 1015 Chestnut Street – Suite 608.