Certified Tumor Registrar

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Certified Tumor Registrar

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Certified Tumor Registrar

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This individual manages cancer patient databases, recording data and information to support the organization's pursuit of excellence in cancer care including earlier cancer detection, enhanced cancer treatment efficacy and effectiveness, and increased survival rates. He/she examines medical and pathology records to determine patient eligibility for the cancer registry, abstracts medical records and translates medical terminology into standardized codes to meet registry or other requirements. The person in this role is responsible for compiling and reporting data according to the current standards set by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and/or other regulatory entities. Additional duties may include patient follow-up to track progress, participation in quality improvement projects, and activities supporting research studies.

Assists leadership and clinical teams to ensure appropriate structures and processes are in place for the delivery of high quality, safe cancer care which is patient and family centered and achieves optimal outcomes. Supports organizational activities to achieve, monitor and maintain an accredited cancer program.

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