Blog: CHAMPS Oncology Outlook

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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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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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New Year, New Strategic Priorities for CHAMPS Oncology

Posted By Karen Schmidt | 1/4/2018

With the new year comes a new set of strategic priorities for CHAMPS Oncology.

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Becoming a CTR – My Journey

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 11/30/2017

My journey to becoming a CTR may sound familiar. I was like so many others out there who knew nothing about a CTR or what it was.

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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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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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5 Tips for a Remote Interview

Posted By Laura Vondenhuevel | 6/22/2017

Have you ever considered consulting or contracting work as an alternative to a 9 to 5 office job? Often times you’re very first interaction with a potential employer will be a remote interview via the phone or WebEx.

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3 Ways Pinterest Can Advance Your Cancer Registry Career

Posted By Lori Adams | 8/4/2016

As the main pinner for CHAMPS Oncology’s Pinterest boards, I’ve recently noticed our resources can be beneficial to one’s cancer registry career and wanted to take a moment to highlight three ways they might be able to help you out.

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5 Ways to Make “Work from Home” Work for You

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 5/19/2016

Like many in the cancer registry industry, CHAMPS Oncology has a large number of staff members who work from home. We find a spot to set up a computer, a desk and whatever else we need to focus on the vital patient information we collect and report to the cancer registry.

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Oncology Retreat: Thoughts from an Off-Site Employee

Posted By Lori Travers | 8/10/2015

Being part of a team of cancer information specialists as an off-site employee means it is often a challenge to keep in touch. My normal work day revolves around written communication, Skype and phone calls in my virtual office.

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