Blog: CHAMPS Oncology Outlook

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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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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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August Oncology News from CHAMPS

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 8/23/2018

If you haven't visited our news room recently, you've been missing out on a few exciting pieces of August Oncology news here at CHAMPS!

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Meet August’s Registry Rock Star: Jennifer Pols

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 8/15/2018

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Jennifer Pols, cancer registry support specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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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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Still Time to Register for My ACS Panel!

Posted By Vontyna Smith | 8/2/2018

Next Wednesday I will be part of an ACS panel at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's Northern Ohio 2018 Policy Forum.

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Meet July’s Registry Rock Star: Hazel Cade, RHIT, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 7/24/2018

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Hazel Cade, RHIT, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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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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UV Safety Awareness Tips (Spoiler Alert: Wear Sunscreen!)

Posted By Tara Lucero | 7/11/2018

Summer is here, and so is UV Safety Awareness Month! Though our initial thought is to head outdoors and soak up the sun, damage to the skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays is a huge concern.

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The Promise of Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment

Posted By Lori Adams | 6/28/2018

As CHAMPS Oncology’s primary Pinterest “pinner,” I’ve been reading (and pinning) a lot of articles recently which have captured accounts of cancer patients fighting their disease with an innovative treatment that harnesses the body’s own immune system.

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Do You Know Your Market Share for Cancer?

Posted By Joseph Castellano | 6/21/2018

Improving your hospital’s market share for cancer requires more than adding new resources.

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Meet June’s Registry Rock Star: Jill Brown

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 6/14/2018

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Jill Brown, cancer registry support specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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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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