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NATIONAL CANCER REGISTRARS WEEK - Changes Annually

National Cancer Registrars Week - Changes Annually

NATIONAL CANCER REGISTRARS WEEK

Each year in April, National Cancer Registrars Week emphasizes the important role cancer registrars play in recording the data that informs cancer research, prevention, and treatment programs.

Cancer registrars are data information specialists who capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. The data provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CancerRegistrarsWeek

  • Promote a cancer awareness project.
  • Learn more about how cancer data is used to improve outcomes.
  • Visit the National Cancer Registrars Association Website.
  • Follow on social media using #CancerRegistrarsWeek or #NCRW.
  • Follow on Facebook.

NATIONAL REGISTRARS WEEK HISTORY

In 1997, the National Cancer Registrars Association promoted the first National Cancer Registrars week to highlight how registrars collect and then provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials. They continue to promote the event annually.