Blog: CHAMPS Oncology Outlook

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Reaching Your Concurrent Abstracting Goal

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 11/30/2018

At CHAMPS Oncology, our teamwork and communication is integral to reaching our concurrent abstracting goal.

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What Percentage of Your Cases are Considered Non-Analytic?

Posted By Ilona Gyerman | 11/9/2018

Clients often ask us to advise them as to what percentage of their caseload should comprise non-analytic cases. There are many factors to consider when responding to this question because each state registry has specific reporting requirements for non-analytic cases. 

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See You at the DelMarVa-DC Regional Meeting!

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 10/4/2018

What do you get when you combine cancer registrars in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.? The DelMarVa-DC Meeting of course!

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See You at OCRA 2018!

Posted By Karen Ellwood | 9/20/2018

As the OCRA 2018 vice president I've really enjoyed having a hand in planning this year's Annual Meeting. We have some great sessions planned!

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My CHAMPS Oncology CTR Practicum Experience

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 9/5/2018

Guest blog post by Juliann Sutton, a future CTR who recently completed her CTR practicum experience with CHAMPS Oncology. Read on to learn more about her journey to becoming a CTR.

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The Cancer Registrar’s Part in Increasing Clinical Trial Enrollment

Posted By Vontyna Smith | 8/28/2018

On Wednesday, Aug. 8, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Policy Forum here in Cleveland. The topic of the forum was increasing clinical trial enrollment by addressing barriers that patients encounter.

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Tips for the Fall CTR Exam

Posted By Wendy Domino | 8/9/2018

Taking the CTR exam is overwhelming. And I’m speaking from recent experience, as I just passed mine in the spring! If you’re gearing up for the fall CTR exam, here are a few tips that helped me pass when I was in your shoes…

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Cancer Registry Abstracting Tips for 2018+

Posted By Cortney Grossman, Kelly Imbody | 7/19/2018

Recently the two us collaborated on a list of cancer registry abstracting tips for our CHAMPS Oncology colleagues.

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The Value of a Certified Tumor Registrar

Posted By Tara Lucero | 6/6/2018

There continues to be confusion surrounding the work of a Certified Tumor Registrar (otherwise known as a CTR or cancer registrar).

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Workspace Tips for the Remote CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 5/10/2018

Some say sitting is the new smoking, and whether you work as an on-site CTR at a hospital or as a remote CTR at home, the majority of your work is probably done sitting at a desk for at least eight hours a day.

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