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    • 1 Cancer Registries - Duration: 7 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      This introductory presentation will explain what a cancer registry is and its purpose. The roles and responsibilities of a cancer registrar will also be outlined, along with details on the cancer r...
    • 2 Abstracting - Duration: 4 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Abstracts organize and summarize information in a patient's medical record for each independent tumor The abstract includes patient data about demographics, diagnostic studies, cancer staging, trea...
    • 3 Coding - Duration: 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Cancer registries use multiple coding applications and manuals to abstract their data. Some examples of these include the Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) which instruct abstractor...
    • 4 Cancer Staging - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Staging is a common language developed by medical professionals to communicate information about cancer to others. It describes the severity of an individual’s cancer based on the extent at the ori...
    • 5 Casefinding - Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Case finding is a system for locating every patient who is diagnosed and/or treated with a reportable diagnosis at a facility. All registries must perform case finding to ensure all applicable case...
    • 6 Patient Follow Up - Duration: 5 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Follow-up provides ongoing surveillance to determine patient status. Specifically, registrars look for—and enter into a patient’s abstract—information about patient status, cancer status, recurrent...
    • 7 Data Submission - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      By law, all cancer registries must submit data to their state’s cancer registry. Additionally, hospital cancer programs accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) submit their data to the Nationa...
    • 8 Confidentiality and Release of Information - Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Cancer data is highly confidential, and it’s critical that all cancer registry staff maintain that confidentiality. Cancer registrars have access to patients’ medical records to transfer the inform...
    • 9 Cancer Committee - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards help ensure the structures, processes, and outcomes necessary for the delivery of quality cancer care are in place for accredited hospital cancer programs. One ...
    • 10 Cancer Conference aka Tumor Board - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      A Cancer Conference provides the opportunity to have a multidisciplinary discussion focused on current diagnoses and treatment standards, with patients’ well-being and care as the primary focus. Du...
    • 11 Quality - Duration: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Quality is the ability of a product, service, or process to meet customers’ expectations and provide the intended value. High-quality cancer registry data are essential to accurately assess treatme...
    • 12 Become a Certified Tumor Registrar - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      After students hear about the cancer registry field, they often ask how to become a cancer registrar. To take the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) examination, candidates must meet education and exp...
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