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ACS Conference Key Takeaways: The Survivorship Care Plan

Posted By Valerie Vesich | 12/11/2017

Today, as a final installment in this series, I will focus on the survivorship care plan – which was a huge topic of discussion at this meeting. Specifically…

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Becoming a CTR – My Journey

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 11/30/2017

My journey to becoming a CTR may sound familiar. I was like so many others out there who knew nothing about a CTR or what it was.

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Meet November’s Registry Rock Star: Janice N. White, EdM, RHIA, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 11/14/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Janice White, EdM, RHIA, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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5-Point Checklist for a Smooth Accreditation Survey

Posted By Ilona Gyerman | 11/7/2017

As you may know or can imagine, the whole accreditation survey process is enough to keep you up at night. That’s where we come in…

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ACS Conference Key Takeaways: Staging in the Age of Personalized Medicine

Posted By Valerie Vesich | 11/3/2017

As a third post in this series, I thought I would devote a few paragraphs to the topic of staging in the age of personalized medicine - a buzz word I heard often as I mingled with other attendees at the conference.

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Screen for Breast Cancer – In October and All Year Long

Posted By Vontyna Smith | 10/30/2017

October is winding down, but I’m sure you still see signs of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, reminding you to regularly screen for breast cancer, whenever you leave the house.

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Meet October’s Registry Rock Star: Shaun Lusker, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 10/17/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Shaun Lusker, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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ACS Conference Key Takeaways: Changes to CoC Standards

Posted By Valerie Vesich | 10/12/2017

There were many important topics discussed at this conference and Commission on Cancer (CoC) Standards – specifically changes to CoC Standards - was another important topic of conversation.

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Concurrent Abstracting in a Time of Change

Posted By Laura Vondenhuevel | 10/11/2017

Now that we are at the beginning of the age of concurrent abstracting in the cancer registry, some of us are starting to get a little worried about changes coming in 2018.

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Cancer Registry Professionals – Get Ready for Changes in 2018

Posted By Laura Vondenhuevel | 10/3/2017

You know the old saying, “change is the only constant?” Well as cancer registry professionals, don’t we know it!

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April Fritz: In Memoriam

Posted By Toni Hare | 9/25/2017

When April announced her recent battle with cancer, it was no surprise to me that she turned it into a learning opportunity for others.

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ACS Conference Key Takeaways: AJCC 8th Edition

Posted By Valerie Vesich | 9/22/2017

The AJCC has announced that it has been working closely with all of its member organizations throughout the development of its recently published AJCC 8th Edition Cancer Staging Manual.

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Meet September’s Registry Rock Star: Cortney Grossman, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 9/19/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Cortney Grossman, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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Time Management in the Cancer Registry Field

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 9/1/2017

As the electronic health record and mobile connectivity drives an “On Demand” culture in the cancer registry field, you may find demands on your time are changing and increasing.

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Meet August’s Registry Rock Star: Kristi Dietz, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 8/24/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Kristi Dietz, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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