Blog: CHAMPS Oncology Outlook

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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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Joining CHAMPS Oncology's Team of Cancer Registry Partners

Posted By Vontyna Smith | 8/22/2017

As I navigated CHAMPS' website during my interview process, I became even more intrigued with the services that CHAMPS Oncology provides – especially as cancer registry partners to small and large healthcare systems.

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Pinterest for the Cancer Registry Student

Posted By Lori Adams | 8/18/2017

If you’re a cancer registry student in school today, I envy the resource you have at your fingertips in Pinterest.

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Ready to Take Your Cancer Registry Information to the Next Level?

Posted By Amy Witzigreuter | 8/7/2017

If you’re intrigued but still unsure whether your cancer registry information is ready for this type of analysis, answer TRUE, FALSE or I DON’T KNOW to the questions below...

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Meet July’s Registry Rock Star: Brianna McKenzie, RHIT, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 7/27/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Brianna McKenzie, RHIT, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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i2o Case Study, Part I: The Role of the Cancer Registry

Posted By Joseph Castellano | 7/20/2017

By tracking the course of treatments (on a grand scale) across multiple cancer diagnoses, the cancer registry is helping us get closer to finding ways to prevent, treat and eventually cure cancer.

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Quiz: Does Our Cancer Registrar Job Description Describe You?

Posted By Toni Hare | 7/10/2017

Our cancer registrar job description is unique. The right individuals for our CTR jobs have a passion and drive that make the CHAMPS team one-of-a-kind.

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