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Oncology 101 at the ACE Annual Meeting

Posted By Toni Hare | 1/16/2019

We’re looking forward to traveling to Charleston and attending the ACE Annual Meeting next week. This conference will focus on the key issues facing oncology programs with evidence-based solutions and strategies for implementation.  

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Starting the New Year off Right

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 1/9/2019

Happy New Year, blog readers! After a long holiday break, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things but it’s important to start the new year off right. 

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2018: A Year of Cancer Registry Changes

Posted By Toni Hare | 12/19/2018

All the cancer registry changes resulted in a busy year here at CHAMPS Oncology! Watch a brief video message from our leadership team regarding the changes.

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Meet December’s Registry Rock Star: Talisha

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 12/6/2018

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Talisha, a cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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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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Meet November’s Registry Rock Star: Mary

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 11/15/2018

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Mary, a cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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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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Building a Resilient Oncology Team

Posted By Joseph Castellano | 10/29/2018

The ACCC 35th National Oncology Conference, held Oct. 17 to 19, focused on two main themes which are important to us at CHAMPS: building a resilient oncology team and advancing new innovations.


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Breast Abstracting in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted By Wendy Domino | 10/18/2018

To commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’d like to start a supportive conversation about our breast abstracting processes.

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Meet October’s Registry Rock Star: Brandy

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 10/12/2018

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Brandy, a client services coordinator for CHAMPS Oncology.

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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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It's Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month - Don’t Forget to Check Your Neck!

Posted By Lori Adams | 9/26/2018

As CHAMPS Oncology’s resident “pinner,” I’ve been reading up on thyroid cancer this month to beef up our Thyroid Cancer Pinterest Board in honor of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.

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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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Meet September’s Registry Rock Star: Charita Thomas, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 9/13/2018

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Charita Thomas, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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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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