Cancer Programs Celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week to Emphasize Value of Cancer Registrars April 12-16, 2010

12
Apr

2010 National Cancer Registrars Week

Theme of “Cancer Registrars are Recording Artists” Spotlights the Key Role Cancer Registrars
play in enabling Cancer Research and Control

Cancer Registrars will join with their colleagues worldwide to observe the annual National Cancer Registrars Week, April 12th-16th. The 2010 theme “Cancer Registrars are Recording Artists” demonstrates Cancer Registrars as being the first link in capturing data on patients diagnosed with cancer, which leads to improved cancer control.

Our Cancer Registry works with physicians, administrators, researchers, and health care planners to provide support for cancer program development, ensure compliance with reporting standards, and serve as a valuable resource for cancer information with the ultimate goal of preventing and controlling cancer.

Clockwise from top left:  Ryan Fowler, Kevin Karns, Claire Hanson, Dina Pakstis, Gerard Harter, Fran Guiles, Kathleen D'Anna

Clockwise from top left: Ryan Fowler, Kevin Karns, Claire Hanson, Dina Pakstis, Gerard Harter, Fran Guiles, Kathleen D'Anna

According to the National Cancer Registrars Association, cancer research and control would virtually be nonexistent without the Cancer Registrar. These medical professionals are data management experts working in cancer treatment and research settings. They find, interpret and record a wide range of demographic and medical information on people with cancer. The information is submitted to state and national cancer databases for use in research, treatment and prevention initiatives. Cancer Programs are thus able to accurately determine cancer patient populations, measure outcomes of treatment and survival, and formulate plans for quality improvement.

Governor Ed Rendell’s Proclamationpdf

For more information contact:

Fran Guiles
The Oncology Data Services Department (Cancer Registry)
1015 Chestnut Street, Suite 608
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-0042